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A B-17 Flying Fortress (RQ-A, serial number 44-8222) of the 351st Bomb Group in Sweden. Written on slide casing: 'RQ:A 48222 Sweden.'



  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...


  • 44-8222

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 13/7/44; Langley 12/8/44; Grenier 12/9/44; Assigned PFF 508BS/351BG [YB-A] Polebrook 23/9/44; 509BS [RQ-A]; battle damaged 4m Politz 7/10/44 with Art Bartzocas, Co-pilot: Lt Col Benoid Glawe, Navigator: Carlton Mendall, Bombardier:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:40:31 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection