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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2012 4:19 p.m. PST

Does anyone know the nose art to the 'slick chick' a B-17G. It was in the 551 bomber group.

ETenebrisLux Inactive Member05 May 2012 5:10 p.m. PST
Leper Messiah05 May 2012 5:29 p.m. PST

Not a B-17G, or 551 Bomber Group either. It's a B-17F-50-DL s/n 42-3343 of the 32nd Bomb Sqn, 301st Bomb Group. link


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP05 May 2012 8:39 p.m. PST

There were three "Slick Chicks" at the time. That is not the one. This one came was damaged and crashed when almost back at base.

Leper Messiah05 May 2012 9:28 p.m. PST


Assuming the 551 is correct, there was a 551st Bomb Sqn in the 385th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. You might want to track down a copy of Planes, Names & Dames Vol 1 from Squadron Signal Books USA. It might have what you need.


Leper Messiah05 May 2012 10:24 p.m. PST

After a little more digging I found only a grainy pic of the crash. Tail fin only. NM finish. It was a B-17G-50-BO s/n 42-102431, 551st BS, 385th BG.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 May 2012 7:37 a.m. PST

Thanks for the help. That is all I've even heard of being out there. Do you have a link to the grainy picture if it is online?

Leper Messiah07 May 2012 1:42 p.m. PST

It' here link

Not really helpful for the a/c you're after.


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