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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 44-8698) nicknamed "Love 'Em! All" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Love Em All B-17 490 BG.'



  • 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...



  • 44-8698

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 22/11/44; Dow Fd 20/12/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [Y] Glatton 23/12/44; landing accident with Bob Canterella 3/5/45; transferred 849BS/490BG Eye 2/1/45; 850BS; Salvaged n/battle damaged 27/6/46; transferred 9AF Germany. LOVE 'EM ALL!


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:55 AAM AAM ingest

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