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

A formation of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 493rd Bomb Group. Image via Stewart P Evans. Handwritten caption on reverse: '493/ A Formation 9/4/45 27,900 Ft Schleissmen. Taken fron A/C 448448.'



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...


  • 8th Air Force 935

    9 April 1945
    "Heavy bombers of the 8th Air Force once more struck at the source of German air power when over 1,250 Fortresses and Liberators, protected by approximately 750 fighters, hammered ten airfields in the vicinity of Munich, besides attacking an oil depot...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:05 AAM AAM ingest

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