42-102650

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102650) of the 452nd Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades during a mission. Image via Harry Miller.

Object Number - FRE 1838 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102650) of the 452nd Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades during a mission. Image via Harry...

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Don Hattrem 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

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Sergeant George Mondale, Lieutenant Ernest Demaray, Sergeant John McCallum and Lieutenant Roger Soth of the 452nd Bomb Group with Russian personnel. Image via William C Gaither. Letter from Gaither enclosed with print: ‘These photographers were taken at Poltava, Russia on June 22 1944. On June 21st my group, the 452d and others flew from England to Poltava en route hitting oil refinery at Rhurland, Germany. That night after landing German dive bombers bombed the field destroying ninety or more B-17 airc
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Eastern Command Headquarters (ESCOM)

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Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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