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/5302171917/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
Boeing B-17G-85-BO Flying Fortress
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).