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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38276) of the 493rd Bomb Group releases bombs over the target. Image via Ed O' Neill. (493 BG 861 BS, Photo IC Aug 75) Handwritten caption on reverse: C 338276 (has no name).'



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...


  • 43-38276

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Hunter 25/7/44; Dow Fd 7/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 8/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 26...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:05 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection