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Group of 384th B-17s on course to target (June, 1944)

Top right aircraft is B-17G-45-BO, Ser. No. 42-97273, (BK-F), "Aces & Ates" of the 546th squadron. "Aces & Ates" was shot down on a mission to Munich, Germany on July 12, 1944.

Center aircraft is B-17G-45-DL, Ser. No. 44-6141, (SU-F) of the 544th Squadron. SU-F was assigned to the 544th Squadron, 384th BG on June 10, 1944. It crashed in France after being seriously damaged on the Nov. 30, 1944 mission to Merseburg.

Top left aircraft is most likely B-17G-55-BO, Ser. No. 42-102620, (BK-P) of the 546th squadron.

Identities of center and top left aircraft discovered with the help of Philip Marchese with reference to "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" by Roger Freeman and David Osborne - Thanks Phil!

Photo courtesy of Elmer Boydston

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