487th Bomb Group (H)
Station 137 - Lavenham, Suffolk, UK
22-Sep-43 to 7-Nov-45

Forever Amber, #44-8702 - B-17 of the 836th Squadron
10-Apr-45, Canon shells of Me262 ripped into tail, perforating the vertical stabilizer and inboard right wing panel. Fire in No 3 engine, flames swept back to the tail. Peeled off shortly afterwards and dropped behind. Crew bailed out at RP, 7 miles West of Elbe River. Later right wing came off. Exact crash site not recorded. MACR #13884
(photo from the Ben Tepper collection)

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