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

A B-17G Flying Fortress (ET-B, serial number 42-31989) of the 336th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group that has crash-landed 1 April 1944. Official caption on image: "569(44). 4-1-44. Hon. Crash Landing Damage. B-17G, 42-31989. AM-FS..."



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31989 'Spam Can' 'Black Magic' 'Shady Lady'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 27/2/44; 336BS [ET-B]; on return from mission landing gear would not lower and crash landed RAF Honington, Suffolk, with Harry Rivenbark, Co-pilot: cp-Boll...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:02 AAM AAM ingest

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