USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Spirit of American Croatians


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One of two B17Gs purchased through War Bonds in September 1944, Series "E". Enough funds, $1,200,000, were raised to buy four heavy bombers but only two were named, the other being "The Croatians Fraternal Union of America". The dedication took place at Pittsburgh on 24th September 1944.


© Ray Bowden 12 August 2022