B-17G #42-38157 ' Four Freedoms' was severely damaged by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944 and after falling out of formation was attacked again on the return. Eight crewman baled out over Holland, but the pilot and co-pilot returned and crash landed near Ashford, Kent. Prisoner of War (POW)
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The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...