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

A battle damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8527) of the 452nd Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD-2-6-45-G-136-5. Battle Damage. B17G- 44-8527. Woodbridge. HM.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/2/45 1105 HR's B-17 527 of 452 BG. Lt Gay badly damaged nose blown off.'



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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...


  • 44-8527 Sweet Stuff

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 5/10/44; Dow Fd 25/10/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 30/10/44; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Gilbert Meneley, Co-pilot: Frank Wike, Navigator: Bill Lamebert, togg-Sgt Bern Mulcakey, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:29 AAM AAM ingest

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