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Close up of B-17 44-6939 "Mizpah" on Mission to Nuremberg Germany on 21 February 1945 | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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Close up of B-17 44-6939 "Mizpah" on Mission to Nuremberg Germany on 21 February 1945

Close up of B-17 44-6939 "Mizpah" on Mission to Nuremberg Germany on 21 February 1945

 

This is a close-up of the picture at www.flickr.com/photos/johnfunk/5517099332/

 

Lew Funk's mission log 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

  

I highly recommend zooming in to appreciate the detail of this image. The nose art is clearly visible

 

Nose art read "Mizpah"

44-6939 "Mizpah" B-17G-70-DL

 

The Pilot of Mizpah was Carl Stemen. A picture of he and his crew can be found on the Valor to Victory Site at: valortovictory.tripod.com/photo17/44-6939ph.h tm

 

More on this aircraft can be found at: valortovictory.tripod.com/photo17/44-6939ph.htm

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