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
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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.'
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
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.
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...