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IWM catalogue record

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

Danish civillians inspect the wreckage of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-107082) of the 379th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'St Heddinge 13th May 1944 at 18:30 Hrs. 8th AAF, 1st Air Division, 41st Combat Wing, 379th Bombardment Group, Squadron?.'

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Units

  • 1st Air Division

    1st Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 1st Bomb Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-107082 'Lassie Come Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Presque Is 26/3/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-N] Kimbolton 23/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Bob Dunn, Co-pilot: Bill Churchill, Navigator: George Krassmer, Bombardier: Harry Jensen, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • 354

    12 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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