42-37854 ROUND TRIP / BUTTERFLY BABY

B-17G-15-DL 42-37854

708th SQ

Originally captioned as: Photo approx. April 1944, based on 20 missions shown

However, with the image enlarged I see what looks like an entire second row of mission tallies and would estimate this is much later than the original estimate.

 

 

Crash landed during takeoff on January 6, 1945; referred to in Engineering report as “camera and weather ship.”

708SQ; HARVARD; sal 1/6/45    Name per Leonard Hessenauer’s diary

 

 

 

 

 


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