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B-17F-120-BO 42-30791 PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA camouflaged for night operations. Both the 305th BG, 422nd BS and the 406th Night Leaflet Sq. flew B-17 night time sorties with the 8th AF.



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...


  • 42-30791 PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 422NLS/305BG JJ-J] Chelveston 1/10/43; transferred 858BS Cheddington 24/6/44; then 406BS Cheddington 11/8/44; Salvaged 4/12/44. PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA.


Date Contributor Update
01 August 2021 11:29:47 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Photo compares to AAM synopsis in all details visible.
Phil Marchese Aug. 1, 2021