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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.

Personnel of the 351st Bomb Group sit atop a B-17 Flying Fortress (TU-L, serial number 42-29925). Film still from 'Combat America' (1943). Written on slide casing: 'TU-L, 22925 510 BS/ 351 BG.'

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Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

Aircraft

  • 42-29925 'The Duchess'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Pueblo 28/3/43; Presque Is 9/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-L] Polebrook 17/4/43; 39m 2 BAD Warton 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 7/6/44; Hendricks 9/8/44; Rapid City 12/9/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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