IWM catalogue record
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A bomber crew and ground crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-G, serial number 42-107146) nicknamed "Mairzy Doats" March 1944. Image via Edmund H Lutz, 379th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'B-17G "Mairzy Doats" air crew and ground crew chief 2102146 FR-G March 1944.'
The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 6/3/44; Gr Island 12/3/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44;