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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 (serial number 42-38058) nicknamed "The Wish Bone" of the 490th Bomb Group at Eye. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'After transfer to 490 BG at Eye.

Connections

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

People

Aircraft

  • 42-38058

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Albuquerque 3/12/43; Wendover 3/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 22/1/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-C] Kimbolton 18/3/44; mission to Armentieres, France on 6/7/44 tg Raymond Peck (Killed in Action); retUS Bradley 9/7/45; 4168...

Locations

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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