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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 390th Bomb Group are briefed by Major Louis W Dolan before the first shuttle mission to Russia. Image via Ian Mactaggart. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390 BG (2 photos) Maj Louise W. Dolan Ops officer briefs group for 1st shuttle to Russia Aircraft took off 21/6/44 MACTAGGART'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    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...


  • Louis Dolan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew number 59. 32 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg in B-17 44-8080; A/C hit by flak 30-Nov-44, subsequent mid air collision with 42-97407 sealed his fate. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11131 ...


  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:50 AAM AAM ingest

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