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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.

B-17 Flying Fortresses (YB-J, serial number 43-37076), (TU-R, serial number 44-6610) and (TU-M, serial number 43-39001) of the 351st Bomb Group release bombs over the target. Printed caption on reverse: '59333AC- Bombs from 8th AF Boeing B-17 Flying Forts fall toward Erfut, Germany on 9 February 1945. US Air Force Photo, 161st Photographic Squadron, Aerospace audio-visual service.'

Connections

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

Aircraft

  • 43-39001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 3/11/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-M] Polebrook 11/12/44; {62m} Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 44-6610

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 7/12/44; {52m} Returned to the USA Bradley 1/6/45; Sth Plains 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. FEED ‘EM.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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