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B-17F-VE 385th BG 28-8-43 Lady Susie II



  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...


  • 42-5912 Lady Suzie II, Lady Liz, Thunderbird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 5/5/43; Kearney 25/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 16/6/43 DIXIE FLYER; transferred 94BG Returned to the USA Sheppard 9/5/44; Amarillo 29/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2020 15:26:39 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

AAM/FORTLOG ingest at 42-5912
AAF photo legend on negative (385) 28 8 43
FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945; MARCHESE, B-17F-VE identification features. Note center, starboard cheek position and over the pitot demarcation.