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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 of the 401st Bomb Group, airborne in spite of the flak hole ripped into its left wing. Printed caption on reverse: '56751 AC- BERLIN DAMAGE- Flak over Berlin, March 18 1945, during the more than 1300 heavy bomber attack on rail and industrial targets in the capital city of the Reich, was responsible for the torn wing tip on the US Eight AF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Intense anti-aircraft fire made things hot for the heavy bombers over the target. US Air Force Photo.'



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


  • 43-38425

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/8/44; Lincoln 27/8/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...


  • 894

    18 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 18:53:38 Paul Bellamy Changes to caption and aircraft associations

401BG Records

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:16 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection