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IWM catalogue record

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Ground personnel of the 94th Bomb Group attend to the wreck of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8600) that has crashlanded at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham) Official caption on image: "ISAD. 1-28-45. G112-2-Crash. B-17G. 44-8600, Rougham) R.Z."

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

Aircraft

  • 44-8600

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/10/44; Dow Fd 26/11/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-X] Thorpe Abbotts 27/11/44; transferred 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 28/11/44; crashed on take off in heavy snow for Hohenbudberg 28/1/45 with Wilmar Weiss, Bombardier: Leon Rondeau,...

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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