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

French civillians inspect a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-32086) nicknamed "You Never Know" of the 457th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '10/9/44 France.'

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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...

People

  • Glen Seeber

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down near Joigny, France on 10 September 1944 in B-17 'You Never Know' 42-32086 Killed in Action.

Aircraft

  • 42-32086 You Never Know

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/1/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 3/3/44; transferred 749BS/457BG [N] Glatton 5/3/44; battle damaged Mannheim 9/9/44 with Loren Hampton, Co-pilot: Orville Hocker, Navigator: Bob Mattox,...

Missions

  • 619

    10 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2015 02:26:22 mseeber99 Changes to person associations
Sources

Glen Seeber personal papers

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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