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Ground personnel recover a B-17G Flying Fortress 42-37736 of the 78th FG / 82nd FS at RAF Lavenham.

Aircraft crashed on 20 October 1944 @ 1515 hrs after being transfer to the fighter group for use as a radio relay ship.

Printed caption on image: '(SAD H4 20 Oct 44(2859))(WPU Crash landing B-17G-42 37736 W*V, Lavenham.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Ground personnel recover a B-17G Flying Fortress (DF-G, serial number 42-37736) of the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group at Lavenham. Printed caption on image: '(SAD H4 20 Oct 44(2859))(WPU Crash landing B-17G-42 37736 W*V, Lavenham.'

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 42-37736

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/8/43; Gr Island 5/9/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 24/9/43; re-assigned as radio relay aircraft with 8AF FC with 67th FW, after 29m; sal 6/11/45. DUKE OF PADUCAH.

Locations

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2017 18:19:18 terveurn Changes to caption
Sources

From AAF accident report 45-10-20-508

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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