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

The White Cliffs of Dover, photographed from a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 457th Bomb Group. Image via LR Peterson. Written on slide casing: 'Dover area, from returning B-17.'



  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...


  • Leslie Peterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner
    Leslie R Peterson served as a radio operator/ gunner with the 457th Bomb Group. He completed 35 combat missions between 1 August 1944 and 31 December 1944. Twenty of his 35 missions were flown on B-17 42-97535.



Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:35:01 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection