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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97904) nicknamed "Lady Jeanette" of the 452nd Bomb Group drops bombs over the target. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Stuttgart 5 Sept 44. 452 BG Mott A/C.'

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97904) nicknamed "Lady Janette" of the 452nd Bomb Group drops bombs over the target. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Stuttgart 5 Sept 44. 452 BG Mott A/C.'

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Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

People

  • Robert Dunlap

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) 9 November 1944 in B-17 #42-97904 'Lady Jeannette' AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Donald Gott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Unsuccessfully attempted to crash land a crippled B-17 #42-97904 'Lady Jeannette' when he discovered that a crew member was too badly wounded to bail out with the rest of the crew. Co-pilot 2nd Lt. William Metzger also stayed with the aircraft and was...

  • Herman Krimminger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) plane crashed in friendly territory near Hattonville, France. He had flown 22 missions. Plane was 'Lady Jeannette' #42-97904.

  • William Metzger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Gave up his parachute to another crew member and remained with B-17 #42-97904 'Lady Jeannette' when a crew member was too badly wounded to bail out over enemy territory. Pilot 1st Lt. Donald Gott also stayed with the aircraft and was awarded the MOH...

Aircraft

  • 42-97904 Lady Jeannette

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 31/3/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44 WHY WORRY; Missing in Action Saarbrucken 9/11/44 with Donald Gott, Co-pilot: Bill Metzger, Radio Operator: Bob Dunlap, Tail gunner: Herman Krimminger (4...

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2015 15:50:43 Pete Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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