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"Formations of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the U.S. 8th Air Force wing over Germany 23 Dec 44 as they head for vital rail and road points to bomb, in air-ground cooperation with Allied armies fighting a few miles away."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

    835th Bomb Squadron

    *Taken from the official web page of the '486th Bomb Group Association' (* ...


  • 43-37800

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Hunter 2/6/44; Grenier 11/6/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 28/6/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-S] Sudbury 29/6/44; 833BS [3R-R]; {64m} Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45;...


Date Contributor Update
09 October 2018 18:47:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations