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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 (serial number 42-3427) of the 390th Bomb Group prepares for take off at Framlingham. Passed as censored 25 Oct 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'The Fortress Keep Up The Attack. EH/MoN. In spite of all weathers, the Flying Fortresses of the 8th A.F. Bomber Command, keep up with their attacks on important targets over Germany and other enemy occupied countries. These pictures were taken at an 8th A.F. Bomber Command station in England. Photo shows:- Forts taking off for raid on Germany. Fox October 43. 13 and 23.' Censor no: 289802. On reverse: Fox Photos, Ministry of Information and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • 42-3427 'Six Nights in Telergma', 'Arabian Nuts', 'Canadian Club'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/6/43; Kearney 17/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-B] Framlingham 25/7/43 SIX NIGHTS IN TELERGMA (ARABIAN NUTS); changed to BI-G after loss of 42-30017; damaged on Oschersleben mission 21/1/44 with Capt Jim Waggoner, Ball turret gunner...


  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:12 AAM AAM ingest

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