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B-17 43-38415 "Smoky Joe" on Mission to Nuremberg Germany 21 Feb 1945 | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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B-17 43-38415 "Smoky Joe" on Mission to Nuremberg Germany 21 Feb 1945

Close up 43-38415 "Smoky Joe" on mission to Nurnberg Germany 21 Feb 1945. Tail Number 338415. This is a detailed cut from an original image at www.flickr.com/photos/johnfunk/5302767312/in/set-72157625...

 

Lew Funk's mission log from this day states: 2-21-45 Nurnberg Germany, Marshalling Yard PFF, Lots of Flak, Saw red colored flak near battle lines, one bust punctured the ship right beside me. Pilot Hemmersly, Ship #271, Time 8:25

 

Online Comments on Flickr:

 

Sheley, D., Online posting, January 8, 2011

"Smoky Joe"

Boeing B-17G-85-BO Flying Fortress

s/n 43-38415

391st BS, 34th BG, 8th AF

Flew over 50 missions.

It spent the last month of the war with the 18th Bomb Squadron flying a few missions but mostly as 'squadron hack' aircraft.

 

The crew on this mission was Combat Crew #110 (Schifferer - Pilot).

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