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Elizabeth with airmen of the 306th Bomb Group and a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Elizabeth's Own", that has been named in her honour, 18 January 1945.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • 44-8516 'Elizabeths Own'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 7/10/44; Dow Fd 18/10/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-M] Thurleigh 3/1/45; transferred 535BS/381BG Ridgewell 23/5/45 (35+m); Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:02 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection