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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group and 457th Bomb Group and B-24 Liberators of the 466th Bomb Group with P-51 Mustangs. A B-17 Flying Fortress (BG-F, serial number 42-97363) of the 95th Bomb Group is on the left. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17's, 95th BGp and 457th BGp. Convair B-24's 466th B.G. 297363, BG-F.' Correction: This is A/C 42-97383, BG-F, 334th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group.

IWM catalogue record

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B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 95th Bomb Group, 96th Bomb Group and 457th Bomb Group and B-24 Liberators of the 466th Bomb Group with P-51 Mustangs. A B-17 Flying Fortress (BG-F, serial number 42-97363) of the 95th Bomb Group is on the left. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17's, 95th BGp and 457th BGp. Convair B-24's 466th B.G. 297363, BG-F.'

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Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-97363

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 21/4/44; no ops, transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 6/5/44; Missing in Action Fallersleben 20/6/44 with Bill Hunt (plus 413BS crew), Co-pilot: Nick...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2014 16:45:35 Rod-95thBG-Researcher Changes to caption
Sources

This correction is based upon 95th Bomb Group mission records. 95th BG MF website.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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