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A camouflaged gun at Framlingham. B-17 Flying Fortresses (serial number 42-31974) nicknamed "Bomboogie", (serial number 42-3312) nicknamed "Sequatchie" and (serial number 41-31971) of the 390th Bomb Group are visible in the background. Printed caption on reverse: 'SC314553 A Camouflaged 40mm gun in the foreground and a fortress in the background, of an American Antiaircraft Artillery Battery Group in Framlingham , England 4 April 1944.Signal Corps Photo ETO-HQ-44-2936 (Gun) released by Pub. Info Div. 7 Aug 1947. Orig. Neg Let 14132 .'



  • 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...


  • 42-31974 - Bomboogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17, 42-31974, named, Bomboogie, was delivered Cheyenne, 11 January 1944; Memphis, 23 January 1944; Savannah, 24 January 1944; Assigned 570th Bomb Squadron, 390th Bomb Group [DI-G]; Framlingham, 5 February 1944. Returned to the USA, 121 BU Bradley...

  • 42-3312 SEQUATCHIEE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/5/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 14/7/43. ...


  • 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
08 September 2014 15:28:52 AAM AAM ingest

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