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B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 44-6597) nicknamed "Supermouse" of the 388th Bomb Group in flight. Handwritten caption on reverse: '24/2/45. "Supermouse".' On reverse: R.L. Cavanagh Photo Collection [Stamp].



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...


  • 44-6597 Supermouse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; Sth Plains 1/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. SUPERMOUSE.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:07 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection