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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 flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses circle above a fellow B-17 (serial number 42-30720) of the 379th Bomb Group at Kimbolton. Printed caption on reverse: ' ' 71532 AC - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 379th Bomb Group are circling their home base as they return from a bombing mission on 13 May 1944. England. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO 1361st Photographic Squadron Aerospace Audio-Visual Service (MAC).'

Connections

Units

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 42-30720 Nine Yanks and a Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/7/43; Gore 18/7/43; Dallas 21/7/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Gr Isle 10/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-O] Kimbolton 19/10/43; transferred 15AF 2/5/44; Ret UK AFSC 7/6/44; Returned to the USA 4136 BU 3/7/44;...

Locations

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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