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USAAF Station 107 - RAF Molesworth

USAAF Station 107 - RAF Molesworth

No Misgivings Here

Nov 1943 — Members of the Liberator Bomber “Miss Giving.

US B-17 Flying Fortresses leaving contrails on a mission over Nazi-occupied Europe.

27 Jan The first 'all-American' daylight bombing raid on Germany occurs as 64 and 27 heavy bombers hit submarine bases at Wilhelmshaven and Emden. The Americans claim 22 German fighter kills with a loss of only 3 bombers.

This B-17G-75-BO (s/n 43-38071) landed at Brustem Airfield in Belgium on March 17,1945 after a mid-air collision with another B-17G (s/n 43-38046). Both aircraft were from the 490th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.This plane took off with its standard crew of 10 but landed with 11 aboard…one dead. The body of radio operator (Sgt. George Devlin) from the other B-17 was somehow thrown into the nose of this aircraft during the collision.

20 Images of Damaged B-17 Bombers That Miraculously Made It Home - Page 2 of 2

King George VI of England meeting Capt. H.W. Terry and the crew of his B-17 named "Terry and the Pirates" in 1942. This is a B-17F-10-BO Flying Fortress (s/n 41-24489) from the 367th Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Shot down by fighters over France on December 20,1942.

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

Battle-Damaged B-17 Flying Fortresses: Fuselage hits - Page 2

Battle-Damaged Flying Fortresses: Fuselage hits - Page 2

Tuskegee Airmen receiving rations, Italy, 1945

Framed vintage photograph of March Tuskegee Airmen series. 'Escape kits' (cyanide) being distributed to fighter pilots at air base in Ramitelli, Italy.

B-17 "Knockout Dropper" of the 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth, England. This photograph captures the crew chief Sgt. Stanley Jacobs painting on the 50th mission bomb while pilot John P. Manning looks on. Flying out of Molesworth with the 359th Bomb Squadron, this aircraft was the first in the Eight AAF to complete 50 and then 75 missions. The "Knockout Dropper" also participated in the disastrous Schweinfurt raid and survived.

WWII B-17 Bomber KnockOut Dropper 4x6 Photo 50th Mission 303rd BG Crew ID'd

B-17 "Knockout Dropper" of the 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth, England. This photograph captures the crew chief Sgt. Stanley Jacobs painting on the 50th mission bomb while pilot John P. Manning looks on. Flying out of Molesworth with the 359th Bomb Squadron, this aircraft was the first in the Eight AAF to complete 50 and then 75 missions. The "Knockout Dropper" also participated in the disastrous Schweinfurt raid and survived.

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