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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 nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37894) nicknamed "Big Poison" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '337894, Big Poison.'

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Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

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Aircraft

  • 43-37894 Big Poison

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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