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Airmen inspect a battle damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-107091) of the 452nd Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD-9-May-44-1011 (WPU, Crash Battle Damage, B17G-42-107091, Rattlesden) FA.' Image stamped on reverse: 'Official Photograph US Photographic section.' [stamp]

IWM catalogue record

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Airmen inspect a battle damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-10791) of the 452nd Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD-9-May-44-1011 (WPU, Crash Battle Damage, B17G-42-107091, Rattlesden) FA.' Image stamped on reverse: 'Official Photograph US Photographic section.' [stamp]

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Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

Aircraft

  • 42-107091 Forbidden Fruit

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Grenier 7/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green [9Z-D] 12/3/44; battle damaged Leige & Brussels 20/5/44 with Capt Ed Skurka (Joe Knoll?), Co-pilot: H.S. Kronowski, Navigator: D.E. Newton, Bombardier: H.F. Martin, Flight...

Locations

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2015 16:21:25 Pete Changes to caption
Sources

452nd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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