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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31501) nicknamed "Ole Miss Destry" of the 305th Bomb Group in flight.



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...


  • 42-31501 `Ole' Miss Destry' 'Son of a Blitz'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Billings 15/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-R] Chelveston 12/12/43 `OLE' MISS DESTRY; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 20/5/45; 138m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection