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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102650) of the 452nd Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades during a mission. Image via Harry Miller.



  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...


  • 42-102650

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Gr Island 12/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D- ] Deopham Green 30/4/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Don Hattrem 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:27 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection