Saturday, October 5, 2019

Hell's Angels Out of Chute 13

98-year-old veteran pilot James Nolan and his nine-man crew flew 30 combat missions over Germany in the Army Air Corps. He was a B-17 aircraft commander with the 8th Air Force, 401st Bomb Group.U.S. Army Air Corps pilot James Nolan, front row third from left, is shown with his 'Hell's Angels Out of Chute 13' crew.
Nolan’s plane, “Hell’s Angels Out of Chute 13” was rechristened as “Ye Olde Pub.” Of the 12,731 B-17s produced during World War II, only nine remain airworthy.