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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.

The fire damaged nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38112) of the 490th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD-15-Nov-44 (3062)( 14 PU. Fire Damage B-17G-43-38112, Eye) RZ.'



  • 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...


  • 43-38112

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; Salvaged n/battle damaged 15/11/44.


  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:53 AAM AAM ingest

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