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A 457th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress ('Z', serial number 42-97131) flies near the photographer's aircraft; another B-17 is in the background.



  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...


  • 42-97131 Home James

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Z] Glatton 8/3/44; Missing in Action Genshagen 6/8/44 with Vince Frost, Navigator: Bob Danaher, Bombardier: Earl Peronto, Ball turret gunner: Dan Rice, Waist gunner:...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:05 AAM AAM ingest

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