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Two children stand beneath the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37954) nicknamed "Going Jessie" of the 486th Bomb Group. Image via Roland A Andrews. Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Going Jessie" 835th Sqd, 486th BG Photo taken Sunday June 23rd 1945.'

IWM catalogue record

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Two children stand beneath the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37954) nicknamed "Going Jessie" of the 486th Bomb Group. Image via Roland A Andrews. Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Going Jessie" 835th Sqd, 486th BG Photo taken Sunday June 23rd 1945.'

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Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

Aircraft

  • 43-37954 Goin' Jesse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-K then C] Sudbury 8/7/44; 79m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 18:58:34 leekyboy Changes to caption
Sources

The two boys are Ronald Leeks (left) and John Leeks (right) taken on the hard stand , Ten Tree Road GT Waldingfield outside my nans house

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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