Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
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Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines
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This Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was the personal plane of General Robert Eichelberger. Originally called "Cap'n & the Kids," the general renamed it "Miss Em"
after his wife Emaline. Eichelberger's excellent war memoir Our Jungle Road to Tokyo makes frequent mention of trips he took to battle fronts in this plane.
See the next photo down for a close-up of the nose art and combat "kills."
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress called "Miss Em" (previously "Cap'n & the Kids") had 12 "kills" (Jap planes shot down),
8 boats sunk, and 89 bombing missions. See more info at the Air War - World War 2 blog.
Vultee A-31 Vengeance Navy dive bombers on the runway, probably in New Guinea.
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