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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. Image via Al Golisch. Written on slide casing: '238145 T, or Old Buckenham.'
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered 27 December 1943 - Denver
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...