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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 487th Bomb Group in flight. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'B-17G 02. 48134 R5.'

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 of the 487th Bomb Group in flight. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'B-17G 02. 48134 RS.'

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  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2014 15:09:38 LCHauenstein Changes to caption
Sources

Squadron 839 of the 487th was designated by "R5" not "RS". That is the reason for my change.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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