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A B-17 Flying Fortress (**-Y, serial number 42-102557) nicknamed "Ice Cold Katie" of the 306th Bomb Group, in flight.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • 42-102557 'Ice Cold Katie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 30/3/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-Y] Thurleigh 25/4/44; battle damaged Ueskirchen, Ger 10/1/45 with ?; crash landed Hombeck, Bel; Salvaged 28/1/45. ICE COLD KATIE.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:48 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection