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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Lady Stardust" of the 452nd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '452nd BG # 297345 29 April 45.'

The caption is incorrect. B-17G 42-97345 was silver with a chin turret. This is an "F" model.

IWM catalogue record

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

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Lady Stardust" of the 452nd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '452nd BG # 297345 29 April 45.'

Connections

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    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...

Locations

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 23:45:56 466thHistorian Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 23:44:46 466thHistorian Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2018 23:41:16 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

452nd Bombardment Group History - page 192

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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