B-17 Bomber Year & Serial (1941)

Here's a fun tribute to the brave airmen of the US Army Air Forces during World War 2 with Elizabeth. The US Army Air Force was the air power might of World War 2, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance over Europe and Japan and changing the tide of the war. Elizabeth is wearing an enlisted Class A uniform and crusher cap, behind her is the famed Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress. Model: Elizabeth Photographer: Britt Dietz © Dietz Dolls: [link]

Here’s a nice Tribute to the Brave Airmen of the WW-2 USAAF
The USAAF was the air power might of World War 2, dropping millions of pounds of ordnance over Europe and Japan and changing the tide of the war. Elizabeth is wearing an enlisted Class A uniform and crusher cap, behind her is the famed Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress.
(Source = Model : Elizabeth; Photographer : Britt Dietz © Dietz Dolls dietzdolls.com)

B-17G Specifications
First flight : July 28, 1935 (prototype)
Model number : 299
Classification : Bomber
Span : 103 feet 9 inches
Length : 74 feet 9 inches
Gross weight : 65,000 pounds
Top speed : 287 mph
Cruising speed : 150 mph
Range (max.) : 3,750 miles
Ceiling : 35,600 feet
Power : Four 1200-horsepower Wright R-1820-97 engines
Accommodation : 2 pilots, bombardier, radio-operator, 5 gunners
Armament : 11 to 13 machine guns, 9,600-pound bomb load

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Lyndon C. Allen, AAF Combat Tour WW-2 (Diary)

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I have got this archives from a friend in the USA. I am not an expert into Army Air Force codes and abbreviations but I’ll do my best as usual.

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Eighth Army Air Force

Stations
MacDill Field, Fla, 15 Jan 1941
Barksdale Field, La, Feb 1942
Will Rogers Field, Okla, Jul/Aug 1942
Shipham, UK, Oct-1942 Jun-1945
Sioux Falls AA Fld, SD, 27 Jun 1945
Great Bend AA Fld, Kan, 25 Jul 1945
Smoky Hill AA Fld, Kan, 14 Dec 1945/12 Jul 1946

Group History
Constituted as 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on Nov 20 1940, the Group was activated on Jan 15 1941 and was trained with B-24’s. The 44-BGH became an operational training unit in Feb 1942 and in Jul, began intensive preparations for combat until moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, for service with Eighth Air Force. Operations consisted primarily of assaults against strategic targets in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Romania, Austria, Poland, and Sicily. The bombers pounded particularly submarine installations, industrial establishments, airfields, harbors, shipyards, and other objectives in France and Germany during the period Nov 1942 to Jun 1943. (Source : US 8-AAF)

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B-24 Bomber Diamond Lil (Source : warbirdsnews.com)

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