There is a brief moment of calm as B-17 ‘Skipper’ of the 367th Sqn, 306th Bomb Group returns to base at Thurleigh in East Anglia after another grueling daytime mission over occupied Europe, January 1945. One of the longest-serving Flying Fortresses of the war, ‘Skipper’ completed over 100 combat missions despite suffering from battle damage in late 1944.
Overall size: 15½" x 21½"
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Signed by four prominent B-17 veterans of the European theatre
Brigadier General J. Kemp McLaughlin - Pilot / 92nd BG / Lead pilot on the Schweinfurt raid
Captain Robert Shoens - Pilot / 100th BG / Took part in the first USAAF daylight mission to Berlin
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kleyla - Bombardier / 91st BG / Flew some of the first 8th AF missions of the war
Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Nutter - Navigator / 305th BG / General Curtis Lemay’s Navigator
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