US Eighth Air Force in WWII (England)
Wounded aircrewmen are helped off B-24H Liberator “Liberty Lib” of the US 752nd Bomb Squadron at Horsham St Faith, Norfolk, England, after a raid on the Dornier factory at Lubeck, Germany, Aug 25 1944. Note the WC54 Ambulance. (US National Archives)
B-24J Liberators of the 565th Bomb Squadron bomb targets in St Malo, France, Aug 13 1944. (US National Archives)
B-17 Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group nearing the Dornier Assembly Plant at Meulan, France at dawn, Aug 13 1943. (US National Archives)
B-17 “Man O War II Horsepower Ltd.” of the 322nd Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. “Man O War II” flew numerous missions with the 91st for nine months before being lost in November 1944 in a mission over over Merseburg.
B-24J Liberator of the 856th Bomb Squadron over the target of the Rhenania-Ossag oil refinery near Hamburg, Germany, Aug 6 1944. (US National Archives)
24-foot self-righting rescue motor launch dropped from an RAF Hudson rescue aircraft to the crew of a US B-17 Fortress that ditched in the North Sea, 26 July 1943. (US National Archives)
B-17E formation aircraft of the 379th Bomber Group of the US 525th Bomber Squadron, RAF Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, 24 July 1944. The bright stripes aided in assembling the squadron's bombers. (US Air Force photo)
Lead Pilot in 8th Air Force giving bombardiers “pointers” on landmarks.
American film star Clark Gable at the waist gun position of his Flying Fortress, on an airfield somewhere in England on June 5, 1943, talking to Sergeant Gunner Kenneth Hulse, left, and Sergeant Gunner Philip Hulse. ( AP photo )
Flight Officer, member of a B-17G crew, wears a second pattern Packet, First Aid, Parachute, Item No. 9778500, tied to his QAC Parachute Harness. Picture taken somwhere in England, May 1944. Source: US National Archives med-dept.com/...
WW2 US Medical Research Centre
Princess Elizabeth with B-17G Rose of York of the US 306th Bomb Group, Thurleigh, England (US Army Air Forces photo). On 6 July 1944, King George & Princess Elizabeth visited Thurleigh and christened the B-17 in honor of the princess's 18th birthday.
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B-17's at Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds- Home of the 94th Bomb Group of the 8th USAAF during WWII
Lt. Floyd Cole is pictured in his uniform wearing his parachute just before climbing aboard the B-17 bomber he piloted on 30 combat missions over German occupied Europe during World War II as part of the American 8th Air Force. Photo provided. 452nd BG Deopham, Norfolk
US Eighth Air Force B-17 coming in to land at RAF Deopham Green, Norfolk. Circa 1944.