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K998 Boeing B-17 at Great Falls AAB Montana
The “SUZY Q” flew all the way around the world to fly and fight with the 19thBG in the South Pacific. She took part in every major Pacific campaign except the Battle of Midway. She completed 93 mission little over a year, her gunners claimed unsurpassed 26 aircraft destroyed. She came home to a heroes welcome, to be used for War Bond and propaganda campaigns. In doing so she was given a guard of honor as seen in this image at Topeka, Kansas. She went to the 93rd BS, 19th BG Java Feb 7, 1942, and returned to USA Oct 23, 1942. Finally, she was reduced to spares July 15th, 1946.
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Aircraft name is 'Kandy Kisses'.