IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 390th Bomb Group remains airborne despite suffering a hit to its starboard wing. First handwritten caption on reverse: '230318, Lt Rennels, 20 MM Hit by FW 190- Ela claimed.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '17/8/43, 230318, 390 BG, 17/8/43.'
The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Cheyenne 18/5/43; Spokane 26/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BG/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 15/7/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with Arlin Rennels, Navigator: Bob...
17 August 1943
The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...