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Post war B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 44-83684) painted in the markings of the 452nd Bomb Group on 3 October 1970.

Handwritten on front of slide casing: 'Oct. 3, 1970, Farmer.' Handwritten on reverse of slide casing: 'B-17, 452nd B.G.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-83684) of the 452nd Bomb Group on October the 3rd 1970. Handwritten on front of slide casing: 'Oct. 3, 1970, Farmer.' Handwritten on reverse of slide casing: 'B-17, 452nd B.G.'

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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

  • 44-83684 PICCADILLY LILLY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 447BG Rattlesden 4/45 as PICCADILLY LILLY (last aircraft assgd grp), transferred to DB-17P Director for Drones at Air Defense Weapons Centre, 3205 Drone Group, Eglin till 1960, operating last B-17 mission for USAF, before retiring to Davis...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2019 19:33:53 terveurn Changes to caption
Sources

edited caption for legibility

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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