IWM catalogue record
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Major WD Howard, Squadron Commander of the 834th Bomb Squadron, 486th Bomb Group reaches into the ball turret on a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image via Roland A Andrews. Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Hunts Ball Room" B-17G 834 Sq 486 BG. Sq Co Maj WD Howard (with hand in turret). Air Force Photo.'
The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...