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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5341) nicknamed "Vicious Virgin" of the 303rd Bomb Group in flight.



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...


  • 42-5341 'Vicious Virgin' aka 'Scarlet Harlot' aka 'VAT 69'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GH-Q] Molesworth 7/2/43; severe battle damaged Bernberg 20/2/44 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Dubell, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:04 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection