IWM catalogue record
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A B-17G Flying Fortress (XM-B, serial number 42-3537) of the 332nd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, at Lavenham, 12 January 1943. Official caption on image: "1471 IMRU. 12-1-43, Lavenham. B-17G 42-3537." Handwritten caption on reverse: '94th Bomb Group, 4th Combat Wing, 3rd Air Wing.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 26/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-B] Rougham 3/9/43; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Harry Vogel, Co-pilot: Wilburn Dodds, Navigator: Russ Sullivan, Bombardier: Howard Roemer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...
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...