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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.

Home Guard personnel inspect the wreck of B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Blue Dreams" of the 91str Bomb Group that has crash-landed at Steeple Morden.

Connections

Aircraft

  • 42-37761 'Blue Dreams'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/8/43; ground looped at Prestwick, Scotland, with Peter Dustman 17/9/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 4/10/43; on take off [29m] for Berlin 6/3/44, with Walt Wilkinson, Co-pilot: Val Maghru, Navigator: Gerald Schottmiller,...

Locations

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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