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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 43-37995) of the 490th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GAD-37-5-490)(13-12-44)(A/C 995- B-17-B)(Crash).'



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...


  • 43-37995

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 12/7/44; crash landed Sutton Valence, UK 9/12/44 with Pete Speronis 9/12/44; Salvaged 11/12/44.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:52 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection