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IWM catalogue record

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

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (N8-U, serial number 42-97975) of the 398th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(0398/174-1)(30 Mar 45)(8811-6 3/6 " 24600)(Bremen) (Conf).'



  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...


  • 42-97975

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/4/44; Langley 11/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; Assigned (H2X) 401BG Deenethorpe 4/7/44; transferred 602BS/398BG [K8-U/P] Nuthampstead 22/7/44; 601BS [3O-P], 603BG [N7-P]; reported Missing in Action after mission 21/11/44 with Scott &...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:18 AAM AAM ingest

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