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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-5287) of the 463rd Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight with open bomb bay doors. Handwritten caption on reverse: '463 BG Gills.'

B-17G-50-DL #44-6287 463rd BG

(note: 44-5287 is not a B-17 serial number)

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-5287) of the 463rd Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight with open bomb bay doors. Handwritten caption on reverse: '463 BG Gills.'

Connections

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

Aircraft

  • 44-6287

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 24/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 11/7/44; Missing in Action Valence 15/8/44 with Larry Gault, Co-pilot: Chas McCarthy, Navigator: Marvin Berger, Bombardier: Alf Michel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Harry...

Locations

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 01:35:22 466thHistorian Changes to caption, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_16.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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