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IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30651) nicknamed "Pat Pending" of the 385th Bomb Group.

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...

Aircraft

  • 42-30651 Pat Pending

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Amarillo 3/7/45; Dallas 2/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-W] Gt Ashfield 3/9/43; crash landed base, Salvaged 6/4/44. PAT PENDING.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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