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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?.'



  • 1st Air Division

    1st Air Division

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

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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...


  • 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...


  • 354

    12 May 1944


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection