Wanting to find photos of a WW2 B-17, 42-38025

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  1. englishcar

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    Greetings-I am on a search for information and especially photos of B-17, 42-38025. Nick named "Flak Happy" Army photographers took photos on two separate days in the end of June or Early July 1944 at Poddington Air Field, Poddington England. This was a part of the 8Th Army, 92 Bomber Group. 327Th Squadron. Earl Johnson was the pilot. If a photo of the aircraft and the crew is available, you will make an 88 year old veteran very happy. The aircraft was shot down over Mitterwald Germany July 16, 1944. MARC # 7565. If you are not able to help on the photos please offer a suggestion as to where I might try to find it.

    Kindest regards,

    Tom Allen
     
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    You could try the National Archives, or contact the USAF Retoration Department and ask for their help.
     
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    You would think there would be a record of it.
    Aircraft that were scrapped after WW2 generally didn't have much of a record. If this was shot down, i imagine there would be some info and possibly photos floating around somewhere.
    I was looking for info on something or other a while ago and i found the best way was to directly email museums.

    Best of luck!
    Cheers
    Simon
     
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    Tom,

    My father was co-pilot of this aircraft. Here is a photo of 42-38025 and crew:

    flak happy  crew.png
     
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    Always good to check for Associations for the groups:

    92nd USAAF-USAF Memorial Association

    They don't have many pictures on their site, but you can contact them and they can reach out to other members to see if anyone has something stashed away.

    Check here as well:
    Fold3 Viewer
     
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