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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97571) of the 457th Bomb Group lands at Glatton. Handwritten caption on reverse: '571 lost on the mission to Weimar, Germany 24 Aug 1944. Pilot Lt Winfred Pugh. Landing at Glatton, Rose Court Farm in background.'

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Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

Aircraft

  • 42-97571

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/12/43; Salt Lake City 29/12/43; Kearney 18/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [H] Glatton 24/2/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Winfred Pugh, tog-Cliff Page, Waist gunner: Joe Wheatley,Tail gunner: Howard Martin (4 Prisoner of...

Locations

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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