UPL 32621


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43-38568 on mission to Rheine, Germany dated 19th February 1945. note the rockets coming up from the ground, close to the aircraft. 43-38568 was equipped with electronic countermeasures (RCM) equipment, to confuse the German radar. Unfortunately this equipment also turned the aircraft into a "flak magnet".


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The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Davey II
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorDarren Jelley

corrected caption to reflect true details
493rd BG Archives

Date: 8 Apr 2018 16:45:58
ContributorJeff Coleman

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