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Ground personnel of the 379th Bomb Group refuel a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31040) nicknamed "Duffy's Tavern" on its return from a raid. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 8 Jan 1944.' [stamp] and '299306.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'ROUND-THE-CLOCK BOMBING. Associated Press Photo shows: Symbolic of the round-the-clock bombing of Germany and the speed and precision of both the USAAF and the RAF. This Fortress, one of the first to land after Friday's (January 7) raid on South East Germany, refuels with hundreds of gallons of petrol before the crew have even had time to remove their flying gear and head for the interrogation room. The tank truck followed the plane around the track to the parking space and started pouring petrol into the tanks immediately after the motors stopped turning. Here crew-members are clustered around the ship talking to ground men on their return.'



  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...


  • 42-31040 Duffy's Tavern

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/43; Scott 21/9/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-A] Kimbolton 27/9/43. [The crewmen shown in FRE 1236 would have been Captain Arvid Dahl's crew: ...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:57 AAM AAM ingest

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