IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 487th Bomb Group fly in formation during a practice mission. Image via Roy K Snell. Snell has handwritten on the reverse: 'Practice mission in our new B-17s. When we changed over from B-24s.'
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...