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"A Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" part of the 381st Bomb Group, flies above a carpet of clouds as it heads for the target, somewhere in Europe."



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
11 April 2018 17:26:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and unit associations