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"Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 452nd Bomb Group winged their way towards the German V-2 launching sites in occupied France, as the heavy bombers continued their daily poundings of Nazi military installations, 26 March 1944. Taken by S/Sgt Robert LaLumiere."

B-17G's 42-39902 'Big Noise' and 42-38145 'Rosalie Ann' 730BS, 452BG.



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 730th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38145 Rosalie Ann II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver ...

  • 42-39902 'The Big Noise'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 8/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG Deopham Green 5/1/44; returning from Zwickau 12/5/44 with Bill Denham, (9 Returned to Duty); Waist gunner: Clarry Harmon (POW- misunderstood instructions and bailed out early); sal...


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29 April 2018 21:01:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations