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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Nose art of B-17 Flying Fortresses (serial number 42-30835) nicknamed "Mr Lucky" and nicknamed "Roundtrip Jack" of the 385th Bomb Group, painted by Anne Haywood from the American Red Cross, and Haywood at work painting the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress and an A-2 Flying Jacket. Composite image Official caption printed on image: '(GPR 24-4-385)(21-8-43)(B-17 Nose).' Printed caption on reverse: 'Left to right: 1 "Mr Lucky" after 21 raids and 1 Nazi a/c to his credit. 2 "Roundtrip Jack after 4 raids", 3 Miss Anne Haywood "mapping out" an aviator, Hitler and a swastika om the nose of a B-17, watched by its pilot and co-pilot. 4 Miss Haywood painting a flight jacket.'

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • American Red Cross

Aircraft

  • 42-30835

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Pyote 17/8/43; 435BS/19BG Pyote 9/11/43; 242 BU Gr Isle 1/6/44; 9BG Gr Isle 8/7/44; 232 BU Dalhart 15/7/44; 6BG Gr Isle 19/7/43; 242 Gr Isle 5/9/44; 202 BU Galveston 8/10/44; 268 BU Peterson 30/3/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-5897 'Round Trip Jack'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/4/43; Gt Falls 4/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Denver 4/6/43; Dow Fd 17/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [ SG-A] Gt Ashfield 16/6/43; ground accident, sal 29/5/45. ROUND TRIP JACK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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