IWM catalogue record
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Dutch soldiers examine a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37950) nicknamed "Dinah-Mite" of the 452nd Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'FOTO: Rijksdienst voor de IJsselmeerpolders.' [stamp] (Dutch regional archive?) Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Dinah Mite 452 2/44 Holland.'
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 23/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-D] Deopham Green 4/1/44; Missing in Action Braunschweig 10/2/44 with Tom Sharpless, Co-pilot: Clyde Cassill, Bombardier: Gus Fleischbein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry...