FRE 4300

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A battle damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102555) of the 305th Bomb Group. The aircraft was damaged when a 500lb bomb smashed through the nose of the aircraft while flying over the Target on 18 July 1944. Navigator Lieutenant L J Simpson was killed in the accident Handwritten caption on reverse: '2102353 KY-F- 7/44.'

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Units

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 366th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 366th Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorEmily
Sources

Incident on 18 July 1944Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary,

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:45:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection