17 B-17 Fortresses from the 533rd Bomb Squadron line up for a mission at Ridgewell, Essex, England, UK, 1945

Caption     17 B-17 Fortresses from the 533rd Bomb Squadron line up for a mission at Ridgewell, Essex, England, UK, 1945 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Essex, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 14 Jan 2013

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1. William Piech says:
17 Sep 2015 05:18:26 PM

My dad served in the 533rd and I have a small suitcase of pictures some of the famous B17's and pictures of Gerge Robinson and others that visited I want to get with someone and donate these to the Smithsonian in Washington. How do I start on this venture. I myself served in Vietnam with VF114 de[ployed on the USS Kitty Hawk 68 & 69. I have lots of slides taken of planes taking off and landing at nifgt. They are supper but I don't know how to get them in a format for distribution. I also belong to "together we serveded" and still am iun touch with some frinds. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Bill Piech, Raleigh, NC

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