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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 flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 401st Bomb Group. B-17 (serial number 44-8153) is visible in the foreground. Printed caption on reverse: '59329 AC- 8th AF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses over Mannheim, Germany, 1 February 1945. A- 8th AF Beoing B-17 Flying Fortresses near Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1 February 1945.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'IW-N Becomin Back, 338738. IN-C, IW-F,-Q.'



  • 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...


  • 43-38738 'Gaposis' aka ''Becomin’ Back''

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Spokane 13/9/44; Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-N] Deenethorpe 11/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 44-8153

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-Q] Deenethorpe 19/8/44; 615BS [IY-O]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:17 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection