USAAF Nose Art Research Project


B-17F-40-DL 42-3237

100th Bomb Group, 418th Bomb Squadron


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Plane Names & Bloody Noses
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.

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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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