A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38373) of the 34th Bomb Group. 'Printed caption on reverse: 'BACK FROM GERMANY' Associated Press Photo Shows: Flying Fortresses "Peel off" for a landing as they return to their base "somewhere in England" after a raid on Germany. ASH 261222 81043Y' 'Pulsating Polly' [written annotation]. ' Passed for publication.'[stamp].
A B-17 Flying Fortress ('J', serial number 43-38373) of the 34th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '338373 J.'
Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Dow Fd 14/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 17/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.
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