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Bill Colantoni of the 306th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9085) nicknamed "Jarrin' Jenny".



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

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  • William Colantoni

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    After graduation in 1935 from Centerville High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1935 to 1938, called back to active duty in 1941. He flew on Edward J. Hennessy crew. Reported to the ETO on 30 Dec 1942. He earned two probables enemy...


  • 41-9085 Jarrin' Jenny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17E Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9085) nicknamed 'Jarrin' Jenny' became the first USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress to land in the UK, when it landed at Prestwick on 1 July 1942. ...


Date Contributor Update
18 November 2014 09:31:37 Memory Book Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Image c/o Craig Harwood , via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.