UPL 21716


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Boeing B-17, one in a formation of 'Flying Fortresses' of the 452nd Bomb Group enroute to blast a vital target in Nazi-occupied France as part of a plan to pulverize all vitally important war objectives. Nazi airfield at Bordeaux, France, was the target. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A16394-61650AC. Photo taken by S/Sgt Rippberger, 730BS from A/C 42-39973. 4523BG Formation Plan shows this as A/C 42-31348.


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The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Swing Shift Baby II a.k.a. Tarry-A-Long
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron



Date: 10 May 2016 21:51:58