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3 B-17F's from 94th BG, 410th BS returning home from their Bonn/Wesseling-mission on august 12, 1943.
They fly NE of Antwerp, Belgium, heading NNW.
The ships are 42-30162 Piccadilly Virgin (top left), 42-3352 Virgin's Delight (center) and 42-30415 Lucky Lady (top right).



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-30162 The Piccadilly Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 24/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Bill Hudgens, Co-pilot: John Hinchey, Navigator: Bill...

  • 42-30415 Sugar Puss III, Lucky Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow Fd 5/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-P] Rougham 7/7/43 SUGAR PUSS III; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Henry Berwaldt, Navigator: Joe Fishbein, Bombardier: Theo Nardone, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-3352 "Virgin's Delight"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/5/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 7/43; Missing in Action Solingen 29/11/43 with Walter Chyle (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Foster, Navigator: Burgess Overbey, Bombardier: Pete Maximowicz, Flight engineer...


  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2022 22:07:15 PietvanGrinsven Changes to mission associations


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2022 20:30:15 PietvanGrinsven Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Piet van Grinsven