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Flak Damage To The Tail Of A Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" Of The 401St Bomb Group, England, 5 February 1944 (Aircraft No. 240002).

42-40002 "Breezing Home" (401st BG 615th BS IY-D, assigned 29dec 43, lost on Bordeaux 19 june 44).



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40002 'Breezing Home'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Cheyenne 16/11/43; Kearney 19/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 29/12/43. Involved in parking accident at Little Staughton on 1 January 1944. 42-40002 lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck...


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2017 19:51:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations