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Corporal Joseph V. Mazzone of the 303rd Bomb Group, paints the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Duchess." Passed for publication 25 Jan 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'How The Boys Live And Work At Flying Fortress Station In England. Wide World Photo Shows:- Cpl Joseph V. Mazzone, 314 East 165th Street, N.Y.C., paints another swastika, indicating another German shot down, on his Fortress, "The Duchess". WW/ALA. 26-1-43.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Colonel Joseph V. Mazzone of the 303rd Bomb Group, paints the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Duchess." Passed for publication 25 Jan 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'How The Boys Live And Work At Flying Fortress Station In England. Wide World Photo Shows:- Col. Joseph V. Mazzone, 314 East 165th Street, N.Y.C., paints another swastika, indicating another German shot down, on his Fortress, "The Duchess". WW/ALA. 26-1-43.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Mazzone

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-24561 The Duchess, "Sure Stuff"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-T] Bangor 10/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 59m transferred 1 Base Air Depot (sic),* Burtonwood 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Altus 18/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Over...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2019 19:02:39 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:45:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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