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"U.S. Army Air forces Flying fortresses approach the southern coast of France before beginning their bomb run over the Nazi submarine pens at Toulon."

- B-17 42-30705 'Ther N Bak' 414th BS 97th BG.



  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30705 'Ther-N-Bak'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Colorado Springs 16/7/43; Kearney 6/8/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Scott 17/8/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG Oudna 31/8/43; transferred 414BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Missing in Action Rimini 27/11/43 with Capt Marvin Waldroup, Co-pilot: Oscar...


Date Contributor Update
15 May 2018 12:01:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations