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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 bomber crew of the 487th Bomb Group and their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37933) nicknamed "Yankee Maid". Image via Roy K Snell. Snell has handwritten on the reverse: 'Our "Yankee Made" [sic] and the crew after about 30 missions. Squadron engineering officer in overseas cap.'

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Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

Aircraft

  • 43-37933

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Harry Nyland, Bill Rhett, Ray Litka, John Claxton, Angelo Ovial, Saverio Costantino, Francis Wetzel, Ed Kolb (8...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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