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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A smoke cloud caused by a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-38145) of the 452nd Bomb Group, photographed from a B-24 Liberator. Written on slide casing: '238145 T, crash Old Buckenham.'

Connections

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:34:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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