457th Bomb Group More Photos of 42-38113, Rene III
749th Bomb Squadron
457th Bomb Group 749th Bomb Squadron
                                      (457th Home) (Planes) (Back)            Updated 12/03/2000, 19:16:37
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Col Luper with some officers awaiting the signal to board the plane on Feb 21st, 1944.
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Col Luper, ready to go on Feb 21st, 1044. "Rene II" is directly behind him.
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A closeup view of Col Luper boarding "Rene III" for his first mission (and the Groups) on Feb 21st, 1944.
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Col Luper entering his plane Rene III, named after his wife.
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Col Luper entering the tail door of 42-38113, Rene III.
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Official photo of Col Luper and crew picking up the 1000 B-17 made by Douglas in Long Beach. The photo was taken in Grand Island, Nebraska.
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