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

Ground personnel of the 490th Bomb Group work on B-17 Flying Fortresses, including a pathfinder B-17 (serial number 44-8375) nicknamed "Phyllis Joe". Image via Mark Brown, AFA Written on slide casing: '48375, 848 BS, B17.'



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb 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...


  • 44-8375

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/8/44; Langley 18/9/44; Dow Fd 12/10/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 14/10/44; transferred 332BS/94BG [XM-S] Rougham 15/10/44; 398BG Nuthampstead 17/10/44; PHYLLIS JO.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:51 AAM AAM ingest

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