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A French civillian with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-39029) of the 447th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17 339029, French person name on propellor blade.'



  • 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...


  • 43-39029

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 11/11/44; Grenier 19/11/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 21/11/44; 710BS; transferred 388BG Knettishall 28/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 20/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:07 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection