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Nose art of #43-38100 "Elegant El" of the 490th BG, 850th BS.

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Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38100 Elegant El

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 15/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 25/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2017 03:36:01 Mighty8AAF Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Photo provided by Ron Allen.

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