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#09924 124519 B-17F       Miss Barbara Though dress to kill, this B-17F was one of the very lucky ones. Never allocated to overseas duties, and never dropping a bomb in anger, she was delivered from Wright Field to Patterson Field July 28th 1943. This is why she has no unit markings on her fuselage. There she ended up being a glider tug and target tow, and saw out the war without one enemy shot having been fired at her.     American Patterson Field 1944
#09925 23176 B-17F AC parked   379thBG 527thBS Lady Astrid This a U.S. propaganda photo showing the new increased production line at Boeing for the war effort. This newly produced B-17F (23176) is awaiting allocation to the war in Europe from the comfort of the Boeing Plant, having just come off the line. At this moment she brand new. From here she would soon be sent to 379th BG, 524th BS, at Kimbolton England. On arrival there she was given the name "Lady Astrid" and flew as 'FO - E' with the 327th, before later being transferred to the 324thBS and re-designated 'WA-E'. She would finally be shot down by Obfw Grunert in Bf 110G-2 of ZG 76/4 over Dornheim, Bavaria, Germany Oct 14, 1943. 6 of her crew KIA, and 4 POW. USAF P 23 American Kimbolton 1943
#09926 239943 B-17G AC air       The Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress is was a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II. Developed by Boeing, a total of 12,731 aircraft had been produced by Boeing, Douglas & Lockheed from 1936 until 1945. While a vast majority (over 8,000) of these aircraft were lost in both combat operations as well as training accidents, the remaining combat veterans and early production models were stored and later scrapped in the vast scrap drives of the late 1940s.   P 9 American United States 1943
#09927 124485 B-17F     91stBG 324thBS Memphis Belle This is a picture of the world famous B-17F 'Memphis Belle' of the 91st BG. She was the first aircraft to fly a full tour of 25 bombing missions over Germany, and was sent back to England, with her crew, to do extensive War Bond propaganda visits around the Unites States for the war effort. Her crew were all awarded the DFC by personally by the Queen of England. This great color picture is taken just after she returned home to the U.S. So valuable was she deemed to the war effort, that she was immediately given an Armed Guard.   p 28 American Bassingbourn 1943
#09928 L-4B B-17, Cub AC parked K-KE 2335 4thFG Pappy (image needs flipping) Staged propaganda photo of 'Pappy' of the 65th Fighter Wing. This tiny 'grasshopper' plane is Pictured in front of a brand new B-17G. This image was used to great effect to show how big the fortress was next to one of its tiniest 'little friends' in the war in Europe. Grown crew of a cub tells B-17 ground crew chief of part played by the cub is spotting planes for bombers in raids. USAF P 43 American Debden 1944
#09929   B-17E AC air   91stBG   (image needs flipping) The 91st BG pictured over East Anglia shortly after formation assembly, with early fighter escort from P-47C, most likely from there normal escort unit of the 355thFG stationed just am mere 2 miles from their base at Bassingbourn. The 91st was one of the most successful bomber groups of the war, and was home to the now globally famous 'Memphis Belle'.   P 34-35 American Bassingbourn 1943
#09930 297991 B-17G AC air   305thBG 365thBS   A beautiful image of a factory finished B-17G heading on the Greenland leg of the journey of being ferried to England. On her arrival she was immediately allocated from Stansted Aircraft Depot, to the 305thBG - 365thBS at Chelveston. Later fitted with with a PFF (Pathfinder Radome) where her ball turret can be seen here, she was flying support lead on a raid 24th Oct 1944, when she received a direct hit from enemy flak. All of Maj. Herbert A. VonTungeln crew managed to bail from the fatally wounded ship, and became POW. USAF P 34/35, Front Cover American Chelveston 1944
#09931 230002 B-17E AC rearming   100thBG 349thBS Damifino This is a rather staged picture for the U.S. Press Corp of the 100thBG B-17E called 'Damifino' an abbreviated form of the term of expression. The original aircraft seen here, was badly damaged in a raid in mid 1943, thus bringing into being a 'Damifino II'. A possible answer to the firsts expression!? USAF Back Cover American Thorpes Abbots 1943
#09932   B-17G AC maintenance       Mechanics working on propeller of a B-17 (Iden): L to R: Sgt. Guy S. Kellog, Grayland, Mich, Pfc. George Meterhott, Long Island, NY. (Lying down above prop) Pfc. Henery Moeller, Fort Lee, NJ on far prop work on propeller of a B-17. This a propaganda staged photo by the U.S. Press Corps shows a brand new B-17G being very well attended to by a set of ground crew. The images would in the Air Forces Magazine, simply stating "The Army Air Force arrives in Italy - Next Berlin" USAF p 36 American Italy 1944
#09933 12629 B-17E, De Havilland Dominie AC parked   7thPRG   This is just picture of the general day-to-day traffic experienced at the 7thPRG at Mount Farm. In the background is the group hack aircraft, an old B-17 that had listed War Weary. Here is it seen running up its engines just prior to take-off. In the foreground is the Group Control Jeep heading back to the line, whilst a visiting RAF Pilot walks away from having just landed his De Havilland Dominie. Astrella   American Mount Farm 1943
#09934 275855 P-47D AC parked   5th ERS Tony The flare rack under the rear fuselage shows clearly on 'Tony' a 5th Emergency Rescue Sqdn P-47D, seen here visiting Mount Farm. This aircraft was one of a batch initially fitted with a direction finding circular aerial for proposed Atlantic ferry flights. The slightly raised piece of fuselage behind the canopy, can just be seen aft of the bubble cockpit. Malcolm Hood Canopy Astrella P 161 American England, Mt. Farm 1944
#09935   B-24J AC pilot   485thBG 755thBS, 8th AF   (Image needs flipping) This Co-pilot Lt. William C. Rowland of New Castle PA in the cockpit of a B-24. This picture was taken a set of publicity photos for the crew having all received the DFC for precision bombing, and total missions completed in aid of the war effort. His wartime caption seen in the Air Forces Magazine, read - "Lt. William C. Rowland of New Castle, Pennsylvania, off to war from England in a B-24." The plane was not marked, or allocated any identification insignia, in case the image fell into enemy hands. Leddy, James P 7, frontipi American England, Horsham St Faith 1944
#09936 05564 B-17D   XIX-1   Mary Ann Mary Ann - A veteran bomber transition B-17D was pulled of the production line to star in one of the better wartime movies about the Army Air Force, called (unsurprisingly) 'Air Force', starring John Garfield. The film followed the fortunes of this single Fortress from its flying into the attack on Pearl Harbor, to the invasion of Wake Island in the Pacific. This picture was taken shortly after her return immediately after filming ended, on her first day back to her training field, 6th April 1943. USAF p 95 American   1943
#09937 315979 C-47A AC loading       Yellow tailor backed up to open door. The C-47 differed from the civilian DC-3 in numerous modifications that included being fitted with a cargo door and strengthened floor. During World War II, the armed forces of many countries used the C-47 and modified DC-3s for the transport of troops, cargo and wounded. The US Naval designation was R4D. Over 10,000 aircraft were produced in Long Beach and Santa Monica, California and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City plant produced 5,354 C-47s from March 1943 until August 1945. This aircraft was later converted to a EC-47 to electrical testing equipment.     American   1944
#09938 297991 B-17G     305thBG 365thBS   See also 09930. A beautiful image of a factory finished B-17G heading on the Greenland leg of the journey of being ferried to England. On her arrival she was immediately allocated from Stansted Aircraft Depot, to the 305thBG - 365thBS at Chelveston. Later fitted with with a PFF (Pathfinder Radome) where her ball turret can be seen here, she was flying support lead on a raid 24th Oct 1944, when she received a direct hit from enemy flak. All of Maj. Herbert A. VonTungeln crew managed to bail from the fatally wounded ship, and became POW. Lockheed   American Chelveston 1944
#09939   P-63 AC air       The Bell P-63 was later development of the P-39 Airacobra, which was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service at the start of World War II. It was the first fighter in history with a tricycle undercarriage and the first to have the engine installed in the center fuselage, behind the pilot. Although its mid-engine placement was innovative, the P-39 design was handicapped by the lack of an efficient turbo-supercharger, limiting it to low-altitude work. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, who scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type. Pictured here is a training sqdn of P-63's (as seen by cadet numbers on the nose) in formation flight. P-63's very tall and angled tail fin is an immediate departure from it's predecessors more circular and paddle like tail section.     American   1943
#09940     Maintenance K 1665     Obviously, a posed picture. Jeep is an automobile marque of Chrysler. It is the oldest off-road vehicle (also sport utility vehicle—SUV) brand. It inspired a number of other military light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover which is the second oldest 4-wheel-drive brand. The original Jeep vehicle that first appeared as the prototype Bantam BRC became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period. Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been created in other nations. Truck mechanics overhaul a jeep. USAF   American Panama 1944
#09941 33522 B-25     321stBG 447thBS Hunky Dorey This a 'Hunky Dorey' in formation with the 447thBS on raid in Italy. The 447th aircraft could distinguished by the three vertical bars on the tail section. By 1944 she was a veteran of the 447th, and was passed on to the RAF to serve out the war. B-25 Mitchell of the 12th Air Force enroute to bomb Nazi installations in joint air/ ground operation. USAF   American Corsica 1944
#09942 30092 B-25J AC air   12thAF Finito Benito Next Hirohito The B-25J pictured, "Finito Benito Next Hirohito," serial 43-0092 was neither assigned to a specific bomber group nor flew combat missions but was based at Naples with the 12th Air Force around the end of the war. Apart from being a 12thAF hack aircraft, she was flown in formations of battle ready aircraft as a propaganda exercise. The slogan, painted in big red letters, was widely picked up as a motivational push towards victory in Europe, to victory in Japan. High angle view of a B-25, bearing a triumphant slogan "Finito Benito, Next Hirohito", flying over the Gulf of Naples. USAF   American Naples 1945
#09943   C-47A         Apart from dropping ammunition and parachuting soldiers in WWII, in 1945 C-47A's were used as part of Operation Chowhound to drop continuous streams of food and supplies to the starving people of Holland. As World War II raged in late 1944, conditions in the occupied Netherlands began to deteriorate. In retribution for strikes during the Allies' Operation Market Garden' in September 1944, the Germans began cutting food shipments to Dutch cities. This combined with the severe, cold weather led to the specter of widespread starvation in early 1945. Though food shipments from neutral countries such as Sweden and Switzerland aided the situation, the "Hunger Winter" continued. In April, with the situation critical, the Dutch royal family approached the Allies seeking help for their countrymen.     American Holland 1945
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