B-17G-20-VE 42-97546 �?Idaliza�? 360BS 92BG Molesworth 1944
Delivered to the 92nd BG 11/02/1944 then transferred to the 457th BG 24/02/1944 and assigned to Molesworth 13/03/1944.
She logged 106 missions with the 303rd from the 16/02/1944 �? 25/04/1945.
The nose art was taken from a photograph of a USAAF wartime employee Mary Lou Hanson who was working in the modification centre. Lowry AAFB, Denver, Colorado.
13/04/1944 bombardier 2nd Lt Thomas F. Dello Buono was awarded the DSC for manning his post whilst badly and accurately dropping the payload onto the target.
Col Thomas Buono retired in 1965 after a distinguished career in SAC he passed away in February 1999.
�?Idaliza�? was scrapped �? Kingman, Arizona Jan 1946