USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Croatian Fraternal Union of America


We have been unable to locate any photograph of this aircraft.
If you have any further information on its crew(s), mission details or pictures/documents relevant to this (or any other aircraft) we would be pleased to receive copies.
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This was a corporate sponsorship through the purchase of War Bonds Series "E" in September 1944. The B17 cost $300,000 dollars and was intended to be one of two -- the other being named "Spirit of American Croatians". In the event, enough bonds were purchased to buy 4 Fortresses but only two were accredited with names. Both aircraft were dedicated on 24 September 1944 at Pittsburgh, PA.


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022