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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 385th Bomb Group is guided into land by the mobile control tower. Image via Lieutenant Clark Barton Rollins Jr, Pilot of the 385th Bomb Group. Handwritten on slide casing: '385BG B-17 Landing.'



  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...


  • Clark Rollins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 30 missions over Europe with a lead crew. Received lot of flak and enemy fighter attacks, lost engines, etc. , but always made it back to the base. After it was all over, it was a wonderful experience. AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:00 AAM AAM ingest

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