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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.

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-38084) of the 490th Bomb Group in flight. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'B17 490 BG, L, Fer.'



  • 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...



  • 43-38084

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/44; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:54 AAM AAM ingest

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