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IWM catalogue record

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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 381st Bomb Group fly through flak during a mission over Merseburg. Photographed from a B-17. Official caption on image: "5-381/80. (11-9-44)(A/C 8158 3/8 - 27500)(Merseburg)."

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Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

Missions

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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