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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 44-85784), currently known as "Sally B", used for training purposes following the end of the Second World War and painted in the colours of the 457th Bomb Group flies low over Euroworld, Woodbridge, 7 August 1976. Handwritten caption on reverse: '457 B.G., 8th Air Force.' Printed caption on reverse: 'B-17E (NI7TE) Euroworld, Woodbridge. 7/8/76.'



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...


  • 44-85784 Sally B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Burbank 19/6/45; Rome 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45; designated EB-17G, then ETB-17G and used for man-carrying wing tip pod tests 1949; sold IGN France as F-BGSR 31/10/54; sold to Ted...



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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection