IWM catalogue record
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A gathering of people, some of them aircrew, stand by the tail of an 813th Bomb Squadron, 482nd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (PC-X, serial number 42-37735).
The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Long Beach 13/8/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-X] with Oboe Mk I radar at Alconbury 8/9/43; transferred 326BS/92BG [JW-X] Podington 20/2/44; retUS 121 Bradley Fd 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 27/7/45; Reconstruction Finance...