Photo taken by Earl C Fox 397BG's photographer from 42-96181 'Draggin Lady' 26-Jul-44.
The flight in the distance is flight A box 2 and comprised 42-96139 [Lead], 42-96124 'Holy Moses' far right, 42-96123 'Baby Butch' far left and 42-96172.
The near flight, flight C box 2 and comprises 42-96182 'Miss Furie'[Lead], 42-96176 'Lily from Picadilly', 42-96283 and 42-96289.
Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Departed base Perrone (A-72) on mission to Germany, climbing through 10/10 cloud layer departed formation. Crashed 3 km SW Wassigny, partial bomb load detonation destroyed A/C and crew. 6 x Killed in Action (KIA)....
Assigned 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 64 x combat missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing raid on the Eller railroad bridge, Germany went missing after attacks by enemy fighters, last seen with one engine on fire. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR...
Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pointoise R/R bridge mission. Hit by flak near Dreux, wounding the pilot, taking out starboard engine and damaging the port engine. Losing altitude, left behind by formation, co-pilot...
Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.
Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.
Assigned to 597BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.
26 July 1944
|05 February 2017 13:31:31||Al_Skiff||Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations|