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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37818) nicknamed "Pub Pete" of the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390 BG.'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb 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...


  • 42-37818 Pub Pete

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 10/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-D] Framlingham 7/10/43; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 21/1/44 with Clyde Baugher, Co-pilot: Elmer Schwankl, Bombardier: Paul Fabian, Waist gunner: Phil Marizzaldi chute failed ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:34 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection