George Bech Diary and Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0474
Creators:
Bech, George N., Jr.
Dates:
1940-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of George Bech's diary, detailing his life and missions from December 11, 1943 to July 1, 1944, as well as original photographs and copy prints of the Bonnie B, George Bech, and the 303rd Bomb Group. There is also a memorandum of special orders from Headquarters, Air Transport Command, 3/16/1944.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
1st Lt. George N. Bech, Jr. was a World War II pilot and bomber with the 303rd Bomb Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, stationed in Europe. His plane, the Boeing B-17G Bonnie B, was probably named after his newborn daughter, Bonnie Bech, and is featured in a National Air and Space Museum mural painted by Keith Ferris.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
George N. Bech, Jr., gift, unknown, XXXX-0474, unknown

General
General
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bech, George N., Jr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Forces. 303rd Bombardment Group Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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