IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38033) of the 487th Bomb Group 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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 16/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [2C-G] Lavenham 5/7/44; battle damaged Weimar 9/2/45 with ?; force landed Rennes, Fr; Salvaged 13/3/45.