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B-17 44-8271 named "Butch" with it's Crew | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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B-17 44-8271 named "Butch" with it's Crew

Similar picture of this crew can be found at:

valortovictory.tripod.com/photo/Hammersley-ph.htm

and

valortovictory.tripod.com/photo17/44-8271ph.htm

 

The crew is:

Standing L-R: Schroeder (TG), unknown, Inman (CP), Adams (E), Hammersley (P), McGovern (B).

Kneeling L-R: Stivender (R), Funk (Photographer), Small (BG) and Thurner (WG).

 

 

Online Comments on Flickr:

Sheley, D., Online posting, January 1, 2011

 

"Butch"

Lockheed/Vega B-17G-55-VE Flying Fortress

s/n 44-8271

391st BS, 34th BG, 8th AF

Flew 80 missions.

 

Asher, G., Online Posting. October 18, 2011

B-17G serial 44-8271 "Butch" assigned to the 391st Bomb Sq, 34th BG. Joining the unit in August 1944, she survived the war to return Stateside with a load of veterans on 21 June 1945; by 2 December she was parked with a multitude of her sisters at Kingman, AZ.

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