USAAF Nose Art Research Project


B-17F-40-DL 42-3237

100th Bomb Group, 418th Bomb Squadron

We have been unable to locate any photograph which shows the nose art on this aircraft or identify some of the crews who flew it. If you can provide any information relating to this plane or have any photos please contact us.

Known Mission List

Date Pilot


29 Apr 1943E A Kiessling / Original a/c assigned to 100BG at Kearney, Nebraska
31 May 1943  Assigned overseas to 8AF in England
9 Jun 1943  To Thorpe Abbotts
22 Jun 1943 Decoy missionDiversionary mission - no sortie credit
25 Jun 1943J F Stephens /Bremen 
26 Jun 1943E A Kiessling /Le Mans 
28 Jun 1943E A Kiessling / J F StephensSt Nazairereturned early - spare a/c (non sortie)
29 Jun 1943E A Kiessling / J F StephensLe Mans 
4 Jul 1943Maj J C Egan / E A KiesslingLa Pallice 
10 Jul 1943E A Kiessling /Le Bourget (abortive) 
14 Jul 1943E A Kiessling /Le Bourget 
17 Jul 1943E A Kiessling /Hamburg (recalled)Failed to take off due to flat tyre
25 Jul 1943J F Stephens /Warnemunde & Kiel 
28 Jul 1943E A Kiessling / J F StephensOscherslebenReturned early (non sortie) -- could not locate formation
29 Jul 1943E A Kiessling /Warnemunde 
30 Jul 1943E A Kiessling / J F StephensKassel 
12 Aug 1943E A Kiessling / J F StephensBonn & Target of Opport. 
17 Aug 1943J D Brady /RegensburgCat AC damage
24 Aug 1943 BordeauxReturned early - oil leak
6 Sep 1943J F Stephens /Stuttgart 
7 Sep 1943J F Stephens /Watten V-weapon siteCamera a/c
9 Sep 1943 Beauvais - Tille 
15 Sep 1943 Paris (Renault plant)Severe damage - out of action for several days
8 Oct 1943J F Stephens /BremenReturned early (non sortie) -- oil leak, #1 engine
9 Oct 1943J F Stephens /Marienburg 
10 Oct 1943J F Stephens / H L SmithMunsterMISSING -- Hit by flak, flew over airfield and shot down


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