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The crumpled engines of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress of the 390th Bomb Group. Image via Roger Anthoine.



  • 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...


  • 42-39759 Pickle Dropper / Sarah Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 24 August 1943; force landed with Pilot Rex H. Bleak Scott Field, Belleville, Illinois 29 September 1943; Scott Field 2 October 1943; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-G] Framlingham 7 October 1943 as "Pickle Dropper". Renamed "Sarah Jane",...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection