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

The wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress (RD-T, serial number 425855) of the 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-5855

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 8/3/43; Denver 13/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 95BG Alconbury 27/4/43; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-V] Grafton Underwood 28/6/43; transferred 423BS/306BG [RD-T] Thurleigh 22/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:33 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection