FRE 1254


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A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses circle above a fellow B-17 (serial number 42-30720) of the 379th Bomb Group at Kimbolton. Printed caption on reverse: ' ' 71532 AC - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 379th Bomb Group are circling their home base as they return from a bombing mission on 13 May 1944. England. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO 1361st Photographic Squadron Aerospace Audio-Visual Service (MAC).'


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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their battle damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30720) nicknamed "Nine Yanks and a Rebel!" Printed caption on reverse '71679 AC- Crew members of the 379th Bomb Group leave the Boeing B-17 "Nine Yanks and a Rebel" at an 8th Air Force base in England. 6 February 1944. US Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nine Yanks and a Rebel
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 379th Bomb Group 367th Bomb Squadron 526th Bomb Squadron



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