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B-17G 42-32101 "El Lobo II" (F) of the 457th BG/748th BS prior to bomb load for a mission.



  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32101 'El Lobo II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 5/2/44; Assigned 748BS/457BG [F] Glatton 6/3/44; battle damaged 113m Hannover 14/3/45, force landed Lohne, Fr.; Salvaged. EL LOBO II.


  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


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13 February 2020 14:01:25 Dennis7423 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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