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A crashed B-17F Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29854) nicknamed "Ole Flack Sack" of the 381st Bomb Group, 7 August 1943. Official caption on image: "(GAD-138-2-381)(7-8-43)(A/C 29854 - Type B17F)."



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...


  • 42-29854 Ole Flak Sack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Tinker 10/4/43; Memphis 17/4/43; Presque 27/4/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-B] Ridgewell 4/5/43; in landing accident at base with Leo Jarvis 7/8/43; Missing in Action 1+m Bremen 8/10/43 with Art Sample,...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest

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