WWII B17 "Dimples Darling"

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  1. Dimples Darling

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    My Dad, John G. Viser, was a co-pilot of this B-17 and I would love any information anyone might have on it and its flights and crews, etc. I also am looking for his flight jacket which has a B-17 painted on the back with the Dimples Darling name and "Timmie" on the front pocket, which was my Dad's nickname for my Mom. He died a long time ago at the young age of 62, and though he was a Pastor by occupation, wanted to be buried in his dress uniform. He always said it was the most important thing he had ever done in life. It seems that his crew also called him "Preacher John" or something similar because he always had his Bible and prayed with them.
     
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    Can you provide the Bomb Group, location and approximate dates?
    If it's 8th USAAF in the ETO, I might be able to find some info, but can't promise.
     
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    B-17 42-97593 was known as "Dimples Darling"
     
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    My name is Edwin Bennett. My uncle was the pilot on Dimples Darling. His name was Edwin "Ed Tom" Parrott. He passed away a few years ago. He talked a lot about his crew.
     
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    He was in the 8th USAAF, 94th Bomber Group, out of Bury St. Edmunds and flew approximately March of 1944 to May 1945. He was a 1st Lieutenant flying Co pilot to Eddie Parrott in Dimples Darling. Anything anyone knows would be wonderful!
     
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