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A B-17 Flying Fortress (TS-C, serial number 42-97681) of the 333rd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, takes off in front of another B-17 Flying Fortress (CC-Z) of the 569th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group.

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (TS-C, serial number 42-9768) of the 333rd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, takes off in front of another B-17 Flying Fortress (CC-Z) of the 569th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron
  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97681

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/1/44; 1SAG Langley 12/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 7/4/44; 331BS [XM-T]; landing accident with Claud Watts 6/3/45; battle damaged Frankfurt 9/3/45, Salvaged (rear half used on 44-6890); THE BIG WHEEL.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 22:56:08 phil marchese Changes to caption
Sources

Fortlog

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 22:52:59 phil marchese Changes to caption
Sources

Fortlog

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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