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B-17 # 41-24470 going down on the 3 January 1943 mission to Saint-Nazaire. From page 51 of the wartime British Edition of “Target Germany” – 1944. The illustration accompanied the text about the mission and the 41-24470 crew’s fate.



  • 41-24470 Sons of Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F - 41-24470, Sons Of Fury, was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 306th Bomb Group, and the 369th Bomb Squadron - Westover, FD. 22 Aug 42. The aircraft was damaged in taxi accident, Westover FD, 26 Aug 42. Thurleigh 2 Oct 42. Missing in Action,...


  • VIII Bomber Command 28

    3 January 1943
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are once again the target for this mission. This is proving to be a particularly difficult target to destroy due to its massive, reinforced concrete design. It consists of 14 individual pens connected together in...


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 15:08:24 ED-BB Changes to caption

Corrected typo in caption

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 15:07:34 ED-BB Created entry with caption, aircraft associations and mission associations

British Edition of “Target Germany” – 1944