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A B-17 Flying Fortress (4N-B, serial number 43-37835) of the 486th Bomb Group flies above the cloud with other Fortresses during a mission. A censor has obscured the tail marking. Image via Hodges.



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    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...


  • 43-37835

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 2/7/44, then 832BS [3R-B]; 81m Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:09 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection