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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Chopstick - G. George" of the 482nd Bomb Group goes down in flames over Berlin after being hit by flak in the right fuel tanks, 6 March 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/3/44.' Printed caption on reverse: '50380 AC & A - Stricken Fortress Hurtles Berlin-Ward ... With flames shooting out from its No. 3 engine and right wing, a doomed Fortress of the 8th AF starts its fatal dive into the heart of Berlin, after being hit during the March 6th Attack. Other photo shows the Fort dropping towards the center of the German capital in its death dive. U.S. Air Force Photo.'

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Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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