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  • Interesting photo

    Listed as being from "circa 1944" - appears to be a US B17 pictured with civilians, US & Irish military personnel.

    Concrete apron, Collinstown/Dublin airport?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/militar...s/11644785406/

    Maybe this?

    April 17, 1943 Boeing B-17F-70-BO Fortress 42-29755
    http://www.csn.ul.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm
    Last edited by pym; 31 December 2013, 14:00.

  • #2
    The picture is at Baldonnel in 1945 and is not 42-29755 an F Model whereas the picture shows a B17G model.
    Tony K

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tony Kearns View Post
      The picture is at Baldonnel in 1945 and is not 42-29755 an F Model whereas the picture shows a B17G model.
      Tony K
      Thanks Tony, I was hoping you would see the post

      Any information on the reason behind the visit/photo?

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      • #4
        I dont thinks its a B17G as the G had the chin turret with two .30 machine guns, cant see the chin turret in photo, maybe its a F

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        • #5
          http://www.b17bomber.de/eng/versionen/b17f.php
          http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/fac...eet.asp?id=512
          Last edited by sofa; 2 January 2014, 19:46.

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          • #6
            It looks as though the chin turret was removed/fared over - possibly assigned as a transport, after its bombing days were over.

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            • #7
              Saw a fair bit of action according to those bombs painted on the nose. Also seems to be some of a Norden (possibly just the mount) bombsight there.
              " I will not have my fwiends widiculed by the common soldiewy"

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              • #8
                Back at my files so.
                Date July 1945 at Baldonnel
                The aircraft is a Boeing B17G 55-DL (ie Douglas built) s/n 44-6559 and served with the 92 Bomb Group, Eight Air force. It completed 51 missions, tally noted by eagle eyed SpudGunner.
                Pym is spot on, the chin turret (two 50cal. Not 30cal) has been removed.
                The officer at the extreme right is Col Paddy Quinn the then OC Air Corps.
                I cannot divulge any further information as I would have to shoot you, as opspec/perspec or whatever it is would kick in and the thought police mind control manipulators would give an infraction (whatever that is ) but I understand that it can be very painful when applied to the incorrect areas.
                Happy New Year all.
                Tony K

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                • #9
                  Thanks a million for the information, really appreciated

                  So it's post VE day
                  Last edited by pym; 3 January 2014, 16:36.

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