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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 385th Bomb Group fly in formation above clouds. Image via Lieutenant Clark Barton Rollins Jr, Pilot of the 385th Bomb Group.

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  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    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...

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  • 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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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