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Combat and ground personnel of the 447th Bomb Group attend to a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-38097) that has crash landed. Official caption printed on image: '250 (44) Aero repair. 3-1-44 Honnington. B-17G 42-38097. AM FSAD.'



  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...


  • 42-38097

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Nutts Corner, Belfast, N. I. 17/1/44; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-A] Rattlesden 18/1/44; on local flight 29/2/44 with Larry Kinsinger, Co-pilot: George Gaal, Navigator: Harry Lyons, Bombardier: John Dalap,...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:06 AAM AAM ingest

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