I have a photography studio at 84a High Street in Bedford (UK) which during the second world war was the "Officers Key Club" if anyone has any memories or stories of the place - I don't know if it was used just by the guys at Thurleigh (306th), but Kimbolton (91st), Poddington (92nd I think) Thanks in advance
The crew of “Sky Wolf,” a B-17 bomber shot down over Germany on July 13, 1943, is pictured in front of their ill-fated “Flying Fortress” shortly after arriving in England. Thy were part of the American 8th Air Force that pulverized the Reich in daily raids over Nazi-occupied Europe. Photo provided
My grandfather, Lee Kessler, painted this nose art during WWII. It is the only one of the seven he painted to survive the War and is currently on display in The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga.
King George VI of England meeting Capt. Terry and the crew of his named "Terry and the Pirates" in This is a Flying Fortress (s/n from the Bomb Squadron, Bomb Group, Air Force. Shot down by fighters over France on December
3 March A clumsily-censored photo of the nose art on a Bomb Group assigned to LT Robert W. Seelos' crew at Thurleigh.
USAAF - B-17G "Liberty Lady" - Serial # 42-3217The crew in Sweden. Front row: Charles W. Smith, pilot, Carl A. Heuser, engineer, Merle P. Brown, co-pilot, Stanley N. Buck, navigator Rear row: Victor R. Marcotte, radio, Joseph R. Paul, right waist gunner, Thomas E. Stillson, turret gunner, Donald S. Courson, left waist gunner, R.B. Trumble, tail gunner, Herman F. Allen, bombardier. Photo via Pat DiGeorge