IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (R5-O, serial number 43-38045) nicknamed "Salty Dog" of the 487th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Etablissement Cinématographique et Photographique des Armées (ECPA).'
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 20/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12...