Monday, August 30, 2021

Mission Belle, what an incredibly perfect name for a B17 and a B 24!


the only survivor of her last mission spent time in Stalag 17, got home eventually, worked 43 years for Stanley Tools, and never talked about his war time experience

Like so many cool names for WW2 bombers, some crew with a different aircraft in the Pacific theater, had the same name as a bomber in the European theater

This is a B 24,,2244511/  and

Built by Consolidated at San Diego, flown overseas to Australia, assigned to the 5th Air Force, 90th Bombardment Group, 400th Bombardment Squadron. 

Nicknamed "Mission Belle", with the nose art of Hedy Lamar's character "Tondelayo" from the 1942 film White Cargo. 

cool mission symbol arrangement

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