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IWM catalogue record

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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group fly in formation over countryside. The aircraft, from left to right, are B-17G (NV-P, serial number 44-8354), B-17G (NV-U, serial number 42-97288) nicknamed "Flag Ship" and an unknown B-17G (NV-E) from the 325th Bomb Squadron. Image stamped on reverse: 'The R.L. Cavanagh Photo Collection' [stamp]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '48354, Little Runt. PFF.' [Caption refers to another B-17 nicknamed"Little Runt" either B-17G (NV-P, serial number 42-97515) or B-17(serial number 44-8358)]. Handwritten on reverse: 'J Diamond Collect/AF Museum'

Connections

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97288 'Flagship'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Gr Island 19/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-U] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Harry Culver, Cornell Christensen, Bill...

  • 42-97515 Little Runt

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/12/43; Kearney 13/12/43; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 12/1/44; transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-P] Podington 28/1/44; Missing in Action Oberpfaffenhofen 18/3/44 with Gordon Capps, Co-pilot: Ray Warns, Navigator: Ted Siirila, Bombardier: Jim...

  • 44-8354

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17/8/44; Langley 7/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-P] Podington 8/11/44; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 7/5/45; 29 TAC 27/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46.

  • 44-8358

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Dow Fd 8/10/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-A] Polebrook 4/11/44; 511BS [DS-A]; {27m} transferred 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46. LITTLE RUNT.

Revisions

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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