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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 B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37795) of the 388th Bomb Group. Image via Bernard Mason. Written on slide casing: 'Duxford, 237795 Radio Recall.'



  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...


  • 42-37795

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 22/9/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 24/9/43; retUS 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4185 BU Independence 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45.


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:37:15 AAM AAM ingest

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