B-17 Arkie-II

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Dublin Core

Title

B-17 Arkie-II

Alternative Title

B-17 Arkie-II in Flight

Subject

World War--1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

A black and white photograph of the B-17 42-29553, “Arkie-II” in flight over an unknown location. The Arkie-II was a part of the 366th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, which was among the first sorties to conduct daylight bombing missions of Germany during World War II. A notable member of the Arkie-II was bombardier Jack Julian Little.

The Florida-France Soldiers Stories Project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. Our goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.

Creator

305th Bomardment Group, 366th Bombardment Squadron

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Publisher

American Air Museum in Britain

Date Copyrighted

2023-02-15

Format

Image/jpg

Extent

38.1 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Image

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the 305th Bombardment Group, 366th Bombardment Squadron and published by the American Air Museum in Britain.

Rights Holder

American Air Museum in Britain

Curator

Taylor, Cole

External Reference

Roger A. Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary (Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1981), 35.



"Florida-France Solider Stories Memorializes Veteran Experiences." <em>CAH News</em>, June 21, 2023. <a href="https://news.cah.ucf.edu/news/florida-france-soldier-stories-memorializes-veteran-experiences/">https://news.cah.ucf.edu/news/florida-france-soldier-stories-memorializes-veteran-experiences/</a>
“Jack Julian Little,” American Air Museum in Britain (https://www.americanairmuseum.com/archive/person/jack-julian-little: accessed January 26, 2023.
“305th Bomb Group,” American Air Museum in Britain, accessed February 1, 2023, https://www.americanairmuseum.com/archive/unit/305th-bomb-group-can-do.

Citation

305th Bomardment Group, 366th Bombardment Squadron , “B-17 Arkie-II,” RICHES, accessed April 24, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/11241.

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