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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 (serial number 42-107124) of the 351st Bomb Group flies over Polebrook.

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

  • 42-107124

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/3/44; Rapid City 6/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 510BS/351BG [TU-F] Polebrook 29/4/44; {85m} Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 19/6/45;...

Locations

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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