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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 8th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5793) nicknamed "Stinky", the first B-17 Flying Fortress to carry HS2 Radar pathfinder equipment.

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-5793 Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/1/43; Salina 11/2/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-M] Bassingbourn 4/3/43; 325BS/92BG [NV-Y/M] Alconbury 20/4/43, the first B-17 sent to RAF Defford for installation of HSC equipment; ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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