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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Ground personnel attend the wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 306th Bomb Group that has crashed into a wood. Handwritten on reverse: '25/4/25.'



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • 42-3449

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 24/6/43 with Carroll Johns in a rough landing; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-X] Thurleigh 14/8/43; returning from Nantes 23/9/43 with battle damaged and low on fuel with Manny Klette, Co-pilot: M.D. Reed, Navigator: Gene...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:44 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection