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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Randie Lou" of the 100th Bomb Group.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Randie Lou" of the 385th Bomb Group.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '385.'



  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...


  • 42-31537 'Randie Lou' aka 'BUFFALO GAL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Rougham 23/12/43 FRIDAY THE 13TH; transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-S] Thorpe Abbotts 24/12/43; 349BS [XR- ]; ran out of gas on Ruhland mission 21 June 1944 with Lt...


Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 12:36:35 mpfaley Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Michael P. Faley- 100th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:04 AAM AAM ingest

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