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Boeing B-17G 42-97503 'Princess Pat' 533rd Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group [VP-X] to port and behind 43-37791 VP-V.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97503 'Princess Pat'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-X] Ridgewell 13/1/44; crash landed base with Chas Carpenter, burned out 26/3/45; Salvaged 2 SAD. PRINCESS PAT.

  • 43-37791

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 28/6/44; battle damaged Cologne 18/12/44 with Pearce; force landed continent; Salvaged 5/1/45.


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2018 17:33:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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