Walt Longmire Posted November 11, 2021 Share Posted November 11, 2021 One of the B-17's my uncle flew in during WW2. He flew out of Amendola Air Base in Italy. 15th Air Force, 2nd Bombardment Group, 429th Squadron. Notice the replaced parts on this plane. It's seen a few missions already. My uncle was on at least 2 where they were badly shot up with KIA and wounded on board. Lucky to make it back several times. His very first mission he saw his best friend KIA next to him. He flew on 6 or 7 different planes and with 3 different crews. Not all missions were with your crew. You got sent to take someone's place on another crew. Your plane was not mission ready all the time. On one mission another crew was shot down in the plane he normally flew in. 7 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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