In the back of the notepad, my father had drawn his B-17:
|The Square L was the tail symbol of the 752nd group|
To give you a little better perspective of his in-flight duties, I can highly recommend the movie The Memphis Belle. My father told me one time that, like the crew of the Memphis Belle, he had to crank down the landing gear by hand.
One of the two planes in which he flew (the "Sweet Sue") was shot up on a bombing mission against Darmstadt on December 24. They were extremely low on fuel and had to make an emergency landing at Laon, France, where they spent Christmas before being flown back to their base on December 27.
I will probably be posting more as I do a better examination of his flight diary and compare it to the history of the squadron and group.
And for those who are interested, Ancestry.com is making their WW2 records available free of charge until midnight on December 7. link