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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 457th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission. B-17 (serial number 43-38534) nicknamed "Wolf Pack" is the top-most aircraft.



  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb 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...


  • 43-38534

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 19/9/44; 750BS; Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:05 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection