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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 43-38045) nicknamed "Salty Dog" of the 487th Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Etablissement Cinématographique et Photographique des Armées (ECPA).'



  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...


  • 43-38045

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-O] Lavenham 14/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 14/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/12...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:23 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection