IWM catalogue record
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Armourers of the 390th Bomb Group prepare fire bombs. Printed caption on reverse: '71440 AC- Armourers of the 390th Bomb Group prepare fire bombs for loading on Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" at an 8th Air Force base in England. US Air Force Photo.'
The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...