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"The French American" Movie maker gets to use real WWII B-17 flying fortress - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/movie-maker-gets-use-real-wwii-b-17-flying-fortress.html

"The French American" Movie maker gets to use real WWII flying fortress

Things my grandfather flew (B-17 Flying Fortress) (8th AF, 388th & 482nd Pathfinders)

Two Flying Fortresses' vapor trails light up the night sky over Eastern Europe

https://flic.kr/p/5fnZYK | Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress | "Idiot's Delight" B-17F-95-BO Flying Fortress s/n 42-30301 332nd BS, 94th BG, 8th AF On loan to the 710th BS, 447th BG, 8th AF after April 1944 she was damaged by flak on the June 19,1944 mission to St. Jean D'Angely,France and ditched in the Channel. Only one crew member survived. MACR 5901 2nd Lt. Theodore A. Milton - Pilot (KIA) 2nd Lt. David J. Gerrits - CoPilot (KIA) 2nd Lt. Marvin B. Stokes - Navigator (KIA) 2nd Lt. Eugene A…

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Originally issued to the 332nd BS/94th BG at Earls Colne on 5th June 1943 (the group moved to Bury St Edmunds eight days later), where it was christened IDIOT'S DELIGHT, this bomber was transferred to the 710th BS/447th BG at Rattlesden in April 1944. By then a multi-mission veteran, it survived until it was hit by flak over the Pas de Calais on 19th June 1944. Pilot 2nd Lt Theodore A Milton was forced to ditch the bomber in the Channel, where nine of its ten-man crew perished.

Originally issued to the BG at Earls Colne on June 1943 (the…

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This is Shirley Jean of the Bomb Squadron, Bomb Group.

Shirley Jean - 91st Bomb Group (H) 324th Squadron and 323rd Squadron- Lt. Lindahl's crewWillis Burrage (Asst. Crew Chief); Unknown; Sgt. Doyle E. Humphrey, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner (Idabel, Oklahoma), Unknown; Unknown; Lt. John Lindahl, Pilot; Lt. Anthony A. Japak, Bombardier (Donora, Pennsylvania).  Front Row - Left to Right  Sgt. Raymond E. Bisson, Radio Operator (Barre, Vermont); Sgt. Gladyes (Jack) Wallace, Waist Gunner (Hayward, California); Sgt. Michael Fenchalk, Tail Gunner

Shirley Jean - 91st Bomb Group (H) 324th Squadron and 323rd Squadron- Lt. Lindahl's crewWillis Burrage (Asst. Crew Chief); Unknown; Sgt. Doyle E. Humphrey, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner (Idabel, Oklahoma), Unknown; Unknown; Lt. John Lindahl, Pilot; Lt. Anthony A. Japak, Bombardier (Donora, Pennsylvania). Front Row - Left to Right Sgt. Raymond E. Bisson, Radio Operator (Barre, Vermont); Sgt. Gladyes (Jack) Wallace, Waist Gunner (Hayward, California); Sgt. Michael Fenchalk, Tail Gunner

B-17G " SHIRLEY JEAN "

"SUPERMAN," flown by John A. Gallup of Upper Darby, PA. The aircraft underwent 17 engine changes and took over 300 bullet holes during WWII. Number of fatalities in this SUPERMAN bomber?

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