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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97472) nicknamed "Slow Ball" of the 351st Bomb Group.



  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb 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...


  • 42-97472 'Slow Ball'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/11/43; Kearney 18/12/43; New Castle 2/1/44; Presque Is 8/1/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-H] Polebrook 25/2/44; 511BS [DS-H]; Missing in Action 23m Dessau 28/5/44 with Chas Anderson, Co-pilot: Bob McFetridge, Navigator: Bob Ryan,...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection