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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38198) nicknamed "$1.98" of the 493rd Bomb Group.



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...


  • Henry Johnson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    A 1937 graduate of the Maine Township High School at Park Ridge, Illinois, Henry Johnson was a studio merchandise manager for the Montgomery Ward catalog company before enlisting in the Air Corps in December 1942. Trained in advanced flying at Freeman...


  • 43-38198 $1.98, Nancy Lee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6 July 1944; Kearney 16 July 1944; Dow Field 3 August 1944. Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 4 August 1944. Flown by Pilot Lt Henry A. Johnson. Assigned later to 863BS. Returned to the USA Bradley 7 July 1945. At 4168 Base Unit, South...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection