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Airmen of the 385th Bomb Group with the tail fin from a Ju-87 Stuka that was flown back from North Africa by a crew participating in the Regensburg shuttle mission on 17th August 1943. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for Publication 6 Sept 1943.' [stamp], '282478.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '#77 Airmen with insignia off Nazi flag.'

IWM catalogue record

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

Airmen of the 385th Bomb Group with a captured flag bearing the Nazi swastika. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for Publication 6 Sept 1943.' [stamp], '282478.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '#77 Airmen with insignia off Nazi flag.'

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

Locations

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

  • Telerghma

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2016 19:30:37 Justyn Keeble Changes to caption
Sources

"8th Air Force American Heavy Bomber Groups in England, 1942-45" p.81. Gregory Pons

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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