B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38588 / Eileen’s Kindergarten

B-17 #43-38588 / Eileen’s Kindergartenzoom_in



  • RCL: JD-F, BK-D

Einsätze: 45


Geschichte der
B-17 43-38588 / Eileen’s Kindergarten

Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Ass 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 1/10/44; 546BS [BK-D]; trans with group to Istres for mapping duties, Sal 9AF Germany 10/12/45.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 4. Januar 2019


B-17 43-38588 / Eileen’s Kindergarten Details

The official designation for the troop-ferrying operations carried on between Istres Le Tube airport near Marseilles, and Casablanca in North Africa, was “The Green Project”. It was conducted by two heavy bombardment groups under the supervision of the 40th Bomb Wing of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe. In the first month and a half, after the first troop-laden Boeing B-17 took off from Istres airport, over 20,000 passengers were carried. These included civilians as well as combat veterans from southern France. Here, redeployed vets are waving to pilot, F/O Richard S. Humphries of Watertown, N.Y., pilot of the Boeing B-17 Eileen’s Kindergarten, as they leave the plane after landing at Cazes Airfield in Casablanca, Morocco.


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