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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 42-38047) nicknamed "Fever Beaver" of the 100th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Fever Beaver 238047.'

Connections

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

Aircraft

  • 42-38047 Fever Beaver

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Kearney 6/12/43; Grenier 19/12/43; Presque Is 3/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-O] Thorpe Abbotts 9/1/44; 135m, transferred 490BG Eye 29/5/45; Returned to the USA 4185 BU Independence 21/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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