308th Bombardment Group (H)
China - Burma - India
Sep 1942 - Nov 1945

308th Aircraft
In Photos and Text

(updated 03/31/12)


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  "20th Century Nemesis"  --  42-40817; 374th Bomb Squadron.


(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)

American Beauty
"American Beauty"  --  44-41251; 374th Bomb Squadron.

(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)

Armored Angel, nose art
"Armored Angel"  --  44-49624; 374th Bomb Squadron..

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )



  "Arabian Knightmare"  --  42-40852; 373rd Bomb Squadron.




Available
"Available"  --  42-100269; 375th Bomb Squadron..

(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)


"Axis Nitemare"  --  41-24138; 375th Bomb Squadron..
Undergoing some maintenace activity in a revetment at Yangkai, China. Plane returned to USA; underwent reclamation in 1945.

( Courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts, 373rd Bm Sq )
Nose art of the 'Axis Nightmare', B-25D of 373rd Bm Sq

Close up of 'Axis Nightmare' noseart.




The Bad PENNY "The Bad PENNY"  --  41-24238; 375th Bomb Squadron.
1 Apr 43 -- 1Lt. James H. Henderson was piloting the 'Bad Penny' on a return trip to Chengkung from Chabua along with three other aircraft when they encountered wing icing. An hour and a half into the trip 1Lt. Henderson radioed he was returning to Chabua, but did not state the problem. No more was heard from the plane nor the five men aboard.


Battlin Bitch, B-24D
The 'Battlin Bitch'  --  41-24138; 375th Bomb Squadron..


( Lyndell T. Highley collection, courtesy of Scott Highley )


"Beeline Betty", B-24L of the 374th Bomb Squadron.


Betty-G   "Betty G"  --  41-24279; 375th Bomb Squadron.
Lost 24 April 43, crashed about six miles from Chabua, probably due to carburetor icing. 1Lt Henry G. Staple, 2Lt Albert I. Prator and T/Sgt George Harmony were killed, and three others seriously injured.

( from Nayland Kay Collection; 9th Photo Recon Squadron)



"The Bitch's Sister" of the 374th Bomb Squadron.

(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)

Bombs Away
  "Bomb's Away"  --  41-24143, 373rd Bomb Squadron.

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )



"Boomerang" -- 44-49504; 425th Bomb Squadron.
Assigned to 7th Bomb Group, then transferred to 308th.

(Courtesy of Michael Bronson, son of 7th Bm Grp vet)

Bonnie Belle
"Bonnie Belle" of the 374th Bomb Squadron.

(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)

Buzz-z Buggy
"Buzz-z Buggy" of the 374th Bomb Squadron.
(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)

noseart - Cabin In the Sky
"Cabin In The Sky".

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )


noseart - Calamity Jane
"Calamity Jane" of the 375th Bomb Squadron.

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )


China Clipper, B-25G of the 308th Bm Grp
China Clipper, B-25J-1-CO of the 425th Bm Sq. It appears that some damage has occurred to the propellor and nacelle of number four engine. Anyone have any information about this??

(From the collection of Eugene T. Wozniak - 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of his nephew Ken Easdon.)


noseart - China Gal
"China Gal".

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )


Chuck's Chicken Coop "Chuck's Chicken Coop" of the 374th Bomb Squadron.
(Courtesy of Vern P. Martin; 374th & 373rd Bm Sqd)


"Chug-A-Lug" (shot down over Hankow, 23 Sep 43), 425th Bomb Squadron.



"Chug-A-Lug, Jr.", 425th Bomb Squadron.


noseart - Cocky Bobby
"Cocky Bobbby".

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )



"Ding How Dottie" of the 375th Bomb Squadron.

( In memory of S/SGT Robert D. Augustus, 493rd BmSq/7thBm Grp )
( courtesy of son, James )

[ note - Several people have provided images of 'Ding How Dottie', the one presented here is the clearest. I hope no one is offended!! ]

Dippy Dave & his 8 Dippy Diddlers   "Dippy Dave & his 8 Dippy Diddlers" 41-24143, 3773 Bomb Squadron.
Lost 4 May 43; Pilot, Lt Willis, ordered bail out because out of gas due to transfer system failure while on return from first 308th raid, Hainan Island. All crew parachuted to safety and returned to Kunming.

( from Nayland Jay Collection; 9th Photo Recon Squadron)



"Doodlebug", Bomb Squadron. Probably the 308th aircraft with the most Hump flights. In addition to the eleven bomb mission symbols and the ten Jap flags (aircraft shot down), 'Doodlebug had 120 snow-capped mountain symbols stenciled on her, representing 120 trips over the HUMP!


Eighty Days, B-24G of the ?? Bm Sq
'80 Days', B-24G of the ?? Bm Sqd.
(From the collection of Eugene T. Wozniak - 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of his nephew Ken Easdon.)




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