Little Miss Jill and the Bomber Crew

B17testsm During WW2, aircraft were often painted with nose art. In this photo, we see our “Little Miss Jill” and her crew posing before their first mission. The crew: 1Lt Carl Tucker, Pilot; 2Lt Pete Armstrong, Co-pilot; 2Lt Dave Thompson, Navigator; 2Lt John “Bubba” Kinney, Bombadier; SSgt Ernie Alvarez, Top Turrent/Engineer; SSgt Bob Demsey, Radio; Sgt John “Shorty” Smith, Ball; Sgt Bill Davis, Left Waist; Sgt Paul Groves, Right Waist; and Sgt Duke Jones, Tail-gunner. May 15, 1942. Next