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Ground personnel of the 306th Bomb Group work on a B-17 Flying Fortress (WW-R, serial number 42-31078) at Thurleigh, November 1943.

Marked "Not To Be Published" 25 Nov 1943. On reverse: Ministry of Information, Associated Press and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

IWM catalogue record

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

Ground personnel of the 306th Bomb Group work on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Marked "Not To Be Published" 25 Nov 1943. On reverse: Ministry of Information, Associated Press and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

Connections

Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

Aircraft

  • 42-31078

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 19/10/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with John Noack, Co-pilot: Bob Schoch, Navigator: Dudley Fay, Bombardier: Hyman Bittman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:44:27 Emily Changes to caption, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p 157

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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