IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (DS-M, serial number 44-8455) of the 351st Bomb Group. Official caption written beneath image: '(SAO.351/79.15)(9 Mar 45)(902-63/8-27300) Kassel.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 18/9/44; Hunter 16/10/44; Dow Fd 27/10/44; Assigned PFF 510BS/351BG [TU-M] Polebrook 20/11/44; 511BS [DS-O]; 14m transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 18/4/46.