B-17s, of the 303rd Bomb Group, taxi and take off from Dow Field, Bangor, Maine,and head for England, during War Ii.
Bangor Maine USA Date:1942 Duration:2 min 19 sec Sound:NO SOUND
World War Two. U.S. B-17 bombers of the 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) 'Hell's Angels' depart from Dow Field in Bangor, Maine to begin a transatlantic flight to their base at RAF Station Molesworth, in England. Airmen work on a parkedB-17 Flying Fortress. Names and artwork on the B-17s. One called 'Texas Wreck'. One with 'Cozza's Pent House' written near the cockpit. Other Flying Fortresses called 'Leapin Liz;' 'Jo;' 'Gretchen;' 'Frances;' and 'Daisy June' written on the propellers. Several pilots and crew men stand near a B-17. The copilot (Paul Bouton, Jr) in the 'Leapin Liz' cockpit, Three B-l7s taking off. The Flying fortresses including 'Garbage' in flight.
( Note: Brian O’Neill’s “303rd Bombardment Group” tells fate of some of the name ships in these scenes:
41-24526 is“Leaping Liz” , pilot: J.B. Clark, fate: MIA 3 Jan 43
41-24582 is “One O’Clock Jump”, pilot: W.N. Frost, fate: MIA 12 Dec 42
41-24580 is “Hell Cat”, pilot: O.T. O’Connor, fate: MIA 23 Jan 43
41-24526 is “Leaping’ Liz”, pilot: J.B. Clark, fate: MIA 3 Jan 43
41-24563 is “Garbage” , pilot: A.I. Adams, fate: forced landing and collisions 11 Nov 43)
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