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

High Tailed Lady, #43-38028 - B-17 of the 838th Squadron
15-Mar-45, shot up in raid to Oranienburg, elected to attempt a crash landing in Poland which was in Russian hands. The crew made it down safely, but were 'liberated' by the Russians who treated them more like prisoners than allied airmen. Finally all but two, hospitalized, were released.
(photo provided by William Sylvernal)

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