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B-17G-25-DL #42-38078 "Sweet Pea"
2nd Bomb Group - 429th Bomb Squadron - 15th AF



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron
  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...


Date Contributor Update
09 January 2015 01:49:09 466thHistorian Changes to caption and unit associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2015 16:37:53 general ira snapsorter Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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