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.'
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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.'
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...