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Ground personnel extinguish the flaming engines on a 34th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38406) at Melsbroek Airfield in Belgium, 1 January 1945. Image via R Zora.



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...


  • 43-38406

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Hunter 7/8/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG [3L-W] Mendlesham 23/8/44; battle damaged Hannover 15/12/44 with John Kimmerle, Co-pilot: Neil Talbot, Navigator: Bill Mahon, Bombardier: Capt Don Rankin, Flight engineer...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:38 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection