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B-17 Flying Fortresses, including (DI-F, serial number 42-3329), of the 570th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group line up for take off. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'DI-F. 390, Framlingham. 18/10/43.' Censor no: 302608. On reverse: Fox Photos [Stamp].



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3329 Skippy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/5/43; Dow Fd 9/6/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-F] Framlingham 15/7/43; detailed Romilly (31m) 5/2/44 with Tom Stutters, Co-pilot: Paul Cooper, Navigator: Leo Haynes wis, Bombardier: Walter Lunden wis, Flight engineer/top turret...


  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:12 AAM AAM ingest

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