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A B-17 Flying Fortess (serial number 44-6483) nicknamed "Ruby's Raiders" of the 385th Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

Aircraft

  • 44-6483 RUBY'S RAIDERS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 17/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 8/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/11/45. RUBY'S RAIDERS.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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