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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 42-39973) nicknamed "Inside Curve" of the 452nd Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: '61673 AC- Boeing B-17 "Inside Curve", part of a formation of Flying Fortresses of the 452nd Bomb Group, heads for its bomb run over Berlin, Germany. Heavies of the 8th Air Force struck deeper and deeper into Nazi territory, paralyzing supply lines and vital war industries in direct support of the grinding offensives on the ground east to west. 9 March 1944. Please credit: Official US Air Force Photo.'



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...


  • 42-39973 Inside Curve

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/10/43; Walla Walla 9/11/43; Assigned 730BS/452BG [6K-S] Deopham Green 4/1/44. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:11 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection