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B-17 44-8629 "Purty Chili" on mission to Stendal Germany 14 Jan 1945 | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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B-17 44-8629 "Purty Chili" on mission to Stendal Germany 14 Jan 1945

B-17 44-8629 "Purty Chili" on mission to Stendal Germany 14 Jan 1945

 

Lew Funk's mission log states: 1-14-45 Stendal Germany, Oil Near Berlin Only a few Flak guns but very accurate. Thought Dale lost. Pilot Smith, Ship #378, Time 7:50

 

Lew Funk took this picture from B17G 43-38378 "Little King"

 

Aircraft in this photo is: B-17 44-8629 "Purty Chili" Tail Number D-48629

 

Online Comments on Flickr:

 

Sheley, D., Online posting, January 5, 2011

"Purty Chili"

Lockheed/Vega B-17G-75-VE Flying Fortress

s/n 44-8629

391st BS, 34th BG, 8th AF

Being flown by the 1st Lt. Benjamin D. Moore crew on this mission.

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