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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 43-38536) of the 652nd Bomb Squadron, 25th Bomb Group lands at Watton. Handwritten caption on reverse: '652 BS 25 BG Watton.'



  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 652nd Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38536

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; slated 34BG, transferred 554 BU Memphis (Aberdeen Proving Ground) 12/3/45; Ret 14/3/46. QUIVERING QUEENIE.


  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:35 AAM AAM ingest

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