Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Knock-Out Dropper

First Lieutenant John P. Manning, a pilot of the 303rd Bomb Group, watches Sergeant Stanley Jacobs painting the 50th, bomb mission marking onto his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24605) nicknamed "Knock-Out Dropper".

 Fortresses and Liberators of the U.S.A.A.F. flew 500 miles to bomb the molybdenum mines 40 miles east of Stavanger and other targets in Norway.

One of the Fortresses "Knock-out Dropper", became the first U.S. bomber operating from Britain to carry out 50 missions over German occupied territory.


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