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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.

The runway at Lavenham, photographed from the tail gun position of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 487th Bomb Group. Image via Mark Brown, AFA.

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Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

Locations

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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