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B-17G Flying Fortresses : serial number, 43-38521, DI-G - serial number, 42-31974, The As-Te-Risk, DI-V - serial number, 42-97407, and serial number, 42-102972, in the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse : "390th Bomb Group"

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B-17 Flying Fortresses (serial number 43-38521), (DI-G, serial number 42-31974), (DI-V, serial number 42-97407) and (serial number 42-102972) of the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390BG.'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • 42-102972 Heavenly Cent, Boston Blackie, Miss Boston

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham 26/5/44 HEAVENLY CENT; Missing in Action Hannover 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite, Alvin...

  • 42-31974 Bomboogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11 January 1944; Memphis 23 Januart 1944; Savannah 24 January 1944; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 5 February 1944. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 3July 1945; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6 July 1945;...

  • 42-97407 - The As-Te-Risk

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Production-block : B-17G-45-BO ...

  • 43-38521

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/8/44; Hunter 22/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 92BG Podington 5/9/44; transferred 570BS/390BG [DI-K] Framlingham 6/9/44; on Dresden mission 2/3/45, collided with 43-37565, but returned to base and repaired; 836BS/487BG Lavenham 21...


Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 08:53:58 Kickapoo Changes to caption

The B-17 Bomber - B-17 Fortress Master Log - Dave Osborne

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:12 AAM AAM ingest

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