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Old 23rd March 2019, 19:29
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

Rolland. Late F-models had Bendix chin turrets, the first was 42-3504 ( 96BG) an F-75-DL re-designated from G-5-DL. The last Fs , block 130-BO had provision for these with a strengthened lower nose profile. Front-line units requested the "cheek" guns be retained in various installations.

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Old 23rd March 2019, 21:32
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

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Side of bomber. Note same seller
Red outline to national insignia indicates June- September 1943
I believe this is actually the wing. Certainly not the fuselage of a B-17.
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Old 23rd March 2019, 21:42
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

yes, you're correct
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Old 23rd March 2019, 22:44
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

To Alex Smart: You're welcome Alex.

As far as the art itself, I have been unable to find it. And yes, there were numerous Gremlins: Hitler's Gremlin, Gremlin Hideout, Red Gremlin and others.

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Old 25th March 2019, 06:00
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

I can clearly see the main spar attachment gussets for the right wing so this aircraft came down fairly intact ( bellied or wheels down ) and the wing removed later.

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Re: B-17 Gremlin

Well, I guess this bird will remain unknown. My thoughts are that it is early 8th AF, though it could be 12th AF also. I believe it was shot down from June-Sept 43, based on the red outline markings. Also the name was part of another name,i.e., Burt's Gremlin, Roving Gremlin,etc. with the first part painted over. I will keep looking though I may never find the answer.
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Old 26th March 2019, 18:44
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Look at the 4th entry from the top. Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to view the image.


https://www.ancestry.com/search/coll...elman&count=50
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Old 26th March 2019, 19:21
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Look at the 4th entry from the top. Unfortunately, you'll have to sign up to view the image.


https://www.ancestry.com/search/coll...elman&count=50

Not the right Gremlin.

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/12279
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Old 26th March 2019, 19:24
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

Thank you Revi16. The mystery continues.




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Old 29th March 2019, 02:09
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Re: B-17 Gremlin

Close up of the Gremlin image. Wonder what the colors are? Also, it looks like he is hitch-hiking.
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