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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 B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3441) nicknamed "The Spotted Cow", used as the Flight Assembly ship of the 384th Bomb Group. The image appears to have been doctored in order to make the aircraft spotty; a second ghostly B-17 of the 384th is visible through the tail.

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Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

Aircraft

  • 42-3441 PATCHES II aka THE SPOTTED COW

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Denver 14/6/43; Kearney 19/7/43; Assigned to the 547th BS, squadron code SO-E, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood, UK on 9/8/43; when war weary the ship was used as an assembly ship, painted white with sky blue polka dots; Returned...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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