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B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 44-6700) of the 463rd Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight during a raid over Regensburg, 7 February 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '46700, 774BS, 463BG.' Printed caption on reverse: '60362 USAF - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 15th Air Force head for the oil refineries at Regensburg, Germany, on 7 February 1945. Fortresses of the 15th AF, partially responsible for reducing Ploesti's oil 80% before the Rumanian city capitulated to the Russians, have been keeping up their persistent attacks against the few remaining sources of German oil supplies.' On reverse: US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) Photo [Stamps].

B-17G-60-DL #44-6700 463rd BG - 774th BS - 15th AF

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B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 44-6700) of the 463rd Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight during a raid over Regensburg, 7 February 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '46700, 774BS, 463BG.' Printed caption on reverse: '60362 USAF - Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 15th Air Force head for the oil refineries at Regensburg, Germany, on 7 February 1945. Fortresses of the 15th AF, partially responsible for reducing Ploesti's oil 80% before the Rumanian city capitulated to the Russians, have been keeping up their persistent attacks against the few remaining sources of German oil supplies.' On reverse: US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) Photo [Stamps].

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...

  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 44-6700

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/10/44; Dow Fd 29/10/44; Assigned 774BS/463BG Celone 8/11/44; Returned to the USA Morrison 23/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/1/46.

Locations

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 01:45:20 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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