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388th BG 561th BS
The 388th Bomb Group has just returned to Knettishall from bombing Brest on 26 August 1944 and ground crews are already servicing and refueling this Flying Fort, the lead ship to the high squadron that day. She is being refueled for a mission to Brest on 26 August 1944. She lived up to her name when finally on 6th February 1945 she collided with another B17 in heavy cloud over Cambridge. All the crew bailed out, but sadly the co-pilot was lost when his 'shoot failed to open. Shot taken looking North West towards the control tower.