B-17 Nose Art: Thru Hel’en Hiwater

B17G Thru Hel'en Hiwater

U.S. Air Force Photo

B-17G Thru Hel’en Hiwater was assigned to the 358th Bombardment Squadron, 303rd Bombardment Group (“Hell’s Angels”). The B-17 was lost, along with the 2Lt. Roy A. Larson and crew, during a mission to Hamm, Germany in April 1944. Thru Hel’en Hiwater was infamous for buzzing Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the 1943 New York Yankee vs St. Louis Cardinal World Series piloted by 2Lt. Jack W. Watson.

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