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A B-17 Flying Fortress (SO-K, serial number 42-97204) of the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Aircraft Name: SKYLARK Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob (R.L.) Coleman, Conn.'

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (SO-K, serial number 42-97204) of the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob (R.L.) Coleman, Conn.'

Connections

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97204

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 23/2/44; Grenier 13/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-K] Grafton Underwood 30/3/44; Missing in Action Gelsenkirchen 26/8/44 with Harry Rainey, Co-pilot: J.Z. Rowe, Navigator: Chas Francis, Bombardier: Walt Kendall,...

Missions

  • 576

    26 August 1944

Locations

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 00:49:03 bombercommand Changes to caption, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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