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IWM catalogue record

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

A crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30315) nicknamed "Peg O' My Heart" of the 390th Bomb Group, 17 August 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Peg 'O My Heart. 390BG. 17/8/43.'



  • 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...


  • 42-30315 Battle Queen, Peg of My Heart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Geiger 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 1/7/43; Dow Fd 11/7/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-S] Framlingham 12/7/43; Missing in Action Regensbury 17/8/43 with Steve Rapport, Co-pilot: Elmer Holloway, Navigator: Grover Boyd,...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:14 AAM AAM ingest

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