IWM catalogue record
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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].
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...
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...
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...