FRE 8371


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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 457th Bomb Group piloted by Lieutenant Wilfred Pugh under attack by Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant) Schubert. Gun camera image. Handwritten caption on reverse: '457th BG.' Printed caption on reverse: 'After making a head on pass, Schubert closes in on Lt. Winfred Pugh's 457th Fort at 1212 hours after leaving the 92nd BG formation. The number 4 engine is on fire after multiple MK108 strikes and the Fort fell away on fire, exploding around 10 to 12,000 feet.'


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Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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