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B-17G-35-VE #42-97849 "Liberty Bell" Code: DI-O
390th BG - 570th BS



  • 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...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97849 Liberty Bell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 27/5/44; force landed continent 14/2/45; 2KIA Brooks, Cullen, 1WIA Mercier; Salvaged 18/2/45. LIBERTY BELL.


  • 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
24 June 2016 19:28:28 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Chris Brassfield