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B-17F Fortress 41-24353 "Cap'N & THe Kids", with the 64th Bombardment Squadron, 43d Bombardment Group flew 80 combat missions. It was taken out of combat service at Dobodura Airfield, New Guinea in late 1943 and turned into a transport with the 69th TCS, 433d Troop Carrier Group. It was modified to carry essential supplies, weapons and ammunition to Momote in the Admiralty Islands between 14 February and 4 March 1944. It also dropped supplies during the Invasion of Hollanda in April 1944.

B-17F Fortress 41-24353 "Cap'N & THe Kids", with the 64th Bombardment Squadron, 43d Bombardment Group flew 80 combat missions. It was taken out of combat service at Dobodura Airfield, New Guinea in late 1943 and turned into a transport with the 69th TCS, 433d Troop Carrier Group. It was modified to carry essential supplies, weapons and ammunition to Momote in the Admiralty Islands between 14 February and 4 March 1944. It also dropped supplies during the Invasion of Hollanda in April 1944.

B17 "GOONIE" , with 15 completed missions and 7 Japanese planes shot down.

World War II, original caption 'The Flying Fortress Goonie has seven Jap Zeros to her credit in 15 combat missions in the South Pacific. This is not an unusual record for these American Air force fighting bombers', circa 1942 ~

Windy City Avenger

I have a pulley that was recovered from the crash site of this aircraft.

B-17 " Sweet Melody "on training flight landed short of runway, soft earth tore off wheels

" Sweet Melody "on training flight landed short of runway, soft earth tore off wheels

S/Sgt. Henry Warden from the 452nd Bomb Group putting the finishing  touches on the artwork around his waist gun position.

Henry Warden from the Bomb Group putting the finishing touches on the artwork around his waist gun position.

B-17 "STELLA"

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 662

Did you know: “Nose Art” is a painting/design on the front of a military aircraft. #LoveYourNose #aircraftGraffiti

Did you know: “Nose Art” is a painting/design on the front of a military aircraft.

B-17 Aircrews

Sunrise Serenade - my grandpa was the tail gunner on this very plane!

Chris Brassfield Collection UPL 16250 | American Air Museum in Britain

Chris Brassfield Collection UPL 16250 | American Air Museum in Britain

OLD BALDY, #41-24455, was a long-serving 63rd Squadron B-17. By the time it left the Pacific Theater on October 26, 1943, it carried an extensive scoreboard of 66 combat missions, 6 medals, 3 Japanese fighters shot down, 3 ships sunk, 2 searchlights, and 1 enemy gun position destroyed. Read more about this plane's service in Ken's Men Against the Empire, Vol. I. http://irandpcorp.com/products/43bg1/

OLD BALDY, #41-24455, was a long-serving 63rd Squadron B-17. By the time it left the Pacific Theater on October 26, 1943, it carried an extensive scoreboard of 66 combat missions, 6 medals, 3 Japanese fighters shot down, 3 ships sunk, 2 searchlights, and 1 enemy gun position destroyed. Read more about this plane's service in Ken's Men Against the Empire, Vol. I. http://irandpcorp.com/products/43bg1/

"Patches" B-17G of the 532nd BS,381st BG

Formation of Boeing of the Air Forces in flight over England. My Dad flew in the Army Air Corps, out of Moleswoth, England Bomb Group, Lt Nemer's crew shot down over Poland

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