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phantomfixer

nice piece...what happened to the B17? Is the group marking complete looks to be from 3rd Div but what group, or is it an incomplete marking, or maybe a letter in the white box?

 

regardless...nice tag

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The markings appear to be whited out by the censors...The ship is from the 301st BG 419th BS..Shot down by fighters on a mission to Regensburg on February 25, 1944...All of the crew bailed out except for tail gunner S/Sgt Warren C. Johnson who was KIA at his position . MACR 2597

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Just for the record, this '17 was from the 15th AF out of southern climes. Markings on camo'd A/c of the 301st seemed to have been a white square with a black "Y". It was a rugged war coming from "sunny" Italy, too. The mission on which she was lost was probably part of "Big Week" against the German aircraft industry , of which Regensburg was an important part.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bagman

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY

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