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Spirit of Webster College plane

Black and white photograph of B-17 aeroplaneDuring World War II, sales of war bonds and stamps helped Webster College students raise enough funds to pay for a P-51 Mustang fighter plane. The plane was named "Spirit of Webster College" in the school's honor, although it was most likely renamed once it was delivered to its squadron. Subsequent fund drives enabled the purchase of a B-17 G Flying Fortress bomber and a Victory-class ship.



[Letter from the State of Missouri War Savings Staff re drives to purchase pursuit ships and bombers.] (1943, March 12). The Web, vol. 19, no. 8, p. 2.


Off to a flying start! (1943, October 11). The Web, vol. 20, no. 1, p. 1.


Third school drive launched with goal of flying fortress. (1944, November 22). The Web, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 1.


Our present to the Axis. (1944, December 19). The Web, vol. 21, no. 5, p. 1.