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Ground personnel of the 487th Bomb Group carry an injured airman from a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-6845).



  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...


  • 44-6845

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/11/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [2G-J] Lavenham 5/2/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:48 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection