STAFF SERGEANT P. HOFFEOKER, OF DOVER, DELAWARE, USA, LOOKS OUT FROM HIS B-17 FLYING FORTRESS ...

Unit United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number 014967
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Brown, Norman
Place made New Guinea
Date made c 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

STAFF SERGEANT P. HOFFEOKER, OF DOVER, DELAWARE, USA, LOOKS OUT FROM HIS B-17 FLYING FORTRESS BOMBER. MARKINGS ON THE PLANE DENOTE ITS PAST PERFORMANCES. NAMED "HONI KUU OKOLE", WHICH IS HAWAIIAN FOR 'KISS MY ASS', THE PLANE CLAIMS 7 SHIPS DAMAGED OR SUNK, 18 ZERO AIRCRAFT DESTROYED, 68 BOMBING MISSIONS AND 9 PURPLE HEARTS. NOTE THE WHITE PANELS WHERE AIRCRAFT FEATURES HAVE BEEN REDACTED BY MILITARY CENSORS.