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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 44-8476) of the 398th Bomb Group. Image via P Gandillet. Gandillet has handwritten on the reverse: 'Agadir, 1945 4408476, K8-X 398th BG, 1st CBW- 8th AF, 602nd BS.'



  • 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 Allied...


  • 44-8476

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/9/44; Hunter Fd 1/11/44; Dow Fd 18/11/44; Assigned as SH aircraft 601BS/398BG [3O-X] Nuthampstead 8/12/44; 602BS [K8-X]; take off accident when hitting a truck with Theo Johnstone 10/1/45; repaired and re-ass 15/2/45; transferred...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:36 AAM AAM ingest

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