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

Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group watch a formation of B-17 Flying Fortresses fly past in a tribute to Colonel Short. Printed caption on reverse: ' 71510 AC - 379th Bomb Group pays tribute to Col. Short. Here Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" fly over a formation of men standing at attention at an 8th Air Force base in England. 1 June 1944.'



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:06 AAM AAM ingest

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