Aircrews of the 303rd Bombardment Group take delivery of new B-17s during World War II.
Battle Creek Michigan USA Date:1942 Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' taking delivery of new B-17 bombers at Kellogg Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. (Between 11 September and 2 October the 303rd BG took delivery of 35 new B-17Fs, 33 built by Boeing and two by Douglas. The 303rd flew missions out of Molesworth Airfield in England, during the war.) Several aircraft parked on the ramp in a row. Airmen around the aircraft. Airmen on a tug nearby. Some names and artwork on the B-17s. Hunga-Dunga painted on a B-17. Officers and airmen move under the aircraft wing. 'Garbage' painted on an aircraft. Officers stand nearby. Three crewmen laugh and pose. Additional notes: From Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” here is the fate of the name ships shown:
Serial No. Name Original Pilot Aircraft Fate
41-24588 Hunga Dunga J.E. Haas MIA 18 Mar 43
41-24563 Garbage A.I. Adams force landing and collision 11 Nov 43
41-24562 Sky Wolf C.H. Morales MIA 11 Jan 44
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