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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 ground crewman with a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31092) of the 447th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: 'ISAD 22 June 44 (1574) Crash Landing B17G 42-31092 HON WS.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Batch II.'



  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...


  • 42-31092 Butch II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/9/43; Gr Island 3/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 19/11/43; transferred 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden /43; Salvaged 20/4/45. BUTCH II.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:42 AAM AAM ingest

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