"War Theatre # 12 (England) Crews: Crew members of the 92nd Bomb Group stand in front of the Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" " Hellzapoppin." 19 August 1942, England."
Rear L-R: Unkn, 1Lt Robert P Brown, Sgt Paul A Dickinson.
Front L-R: M/Sgt Clarence W Boyles, Unkn, Sgt Harold D Broyles, Pfc Billy B Freeman, Unkn.
Assigned originally to RAF [FA691], transferred 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 341BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; bombed by Luftwaffe on base at Maison Blanche, Algeria 20/11/42 with Art Hughes, Bone, Peklenk, Cogdill, Cooper, Faith, Richardson, Hagan, Evans, Hinson (10 Killed in Action). HELLZAPOPPIN.
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...
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