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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37716) nicknamed "5 Grand" of the 96th Bomb Group. Image via Peder Larssen

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3265) nicknamed "5 Grand" of the 96th Bomb Group. Image via Peder Larssen



  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...


  • Peder Larsen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Flew 30 missions without loss to any of his crew. Larsen practiced flying during ground school the hard way -- amid dense contrails, sudden snow stors, severe icing conditions and incredible fog, "another day of poor visibility, but had to fly. . .


  • 43-37716 '5 Grand', 'The Easter Egg'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/44; Kearney 30/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-H] Snetterton 14/7/44; during training with Jack Bimemiller unable to lower u/c and ordered to Honington depot to force land, however after repairs completed 78...


Date Contributor Update
06 November 2014 12:52:34 Lucy May Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Corrected aircraft serial number.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:46 AAM AAM ingest

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