A B-17 Flying Fortress (MI-O, serial number 42-39880) of the 812th Bomb Squadron, 482nd Bomb Group during a visit to Fowlmere. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'How about this then! 482nd B.G. B-17 with codes!! MI-O 42-38880? at Fowlmere by the tower.'
Delivered Long Beach 29/9/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-O] Alconbury, with H2X scanner in ball turret 14/12/43; retUS 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Love Fd 28/11/45; 3501 BU Boca Raton 16/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/2/46.
Military site : airfield
Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...
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