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B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) of the 483rd Bomb Group burning after being hit by flak on a mission to Nis, Yugoslavia, 15 April 1944.



  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...


  • 42-5786 Whizzer II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/1/43; Denver 30/1/43; Assigned 4Ferry Gp Memphis where line chief Sgt Oscar Penrod ground looped aircraft 20/3/43; Morrison 14/4/43; Assigned 347BSA/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; damaged by fire 16/9/43, repaired at depot;...


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18 May 2019 19:51:29 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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Flying Fortress 1936 1945