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Three women, wrapped up in coats, gloves and scarves against the cold, stand next to the tail of B-17 Flying Fortress (BN-A, serial number 43-38619) of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. It is possible that they are at the site of the forced landing of the B-17, near Ghent, Belgium, on or after 14 February 1945.

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'C/L Ghent 303BG- SAL 14/2/45.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Three ladies with the tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress (BN-A, serial number 43-38619) of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'C/L Ghent 303BG- SAL 14/2/45.'

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38619

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 29/9/44; Dow Fd 9/10/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 14/10/44; transferred 359BS/303BG [BN-A] Molesworth 15/10/44; battle damaged Dresden 14/2/45 with pilot Harvey Towne; force landed...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2018 13:53:19 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/12624

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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