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A ground crewman of the 381st Bomb Group cleans the nose gun turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-40011) nicknamed "Schnozzle".



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...


  • 42-40011 'Schnozzle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 3/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; mid-air coll with 42-97511 (381BG) peeling off over field on returning from Aschaffenberg 21/1/45, with Val Crofts, Co-pilot: Nicholas Tauro, Navigator:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:18 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection