IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 457th Bomb Group in flight, during a mission. Image via LR Peterson. Written on slide casing: 'Probably 24/12/44, Germany.'
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...
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.