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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.

Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group watch a formation of B-17 Flying Fortresses fly past in a tribute to Colonel Short. Printed caption on reverse: ' 71510 AC - 379th Bomb Group pays tribute to Col. Short. Here Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" fly over a formation of men standing at attention at an 8th Air Force base in England. 1 June 1944.'

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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