306th Bomb Gp B-17 CLAY PIGEON Get Frankfurt FLAK Photo
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An Original and Authentic 4 x 5 Inch 367th Bomb Squadron 306th Bomb Group "The Reich Wreckers" Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress CLAY PIGEON Get Frankfurt Germany FLAK Official Period News Captioned Photograph Removed from an Album
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Clay Pigeon (4)2-38008 was flown by 2nd Lt Louis F Matichka from New York who joined in 1942. This aircraft ditched after a bombing raid on Berlin on 8th May 1944. Clay Pigeon was also the nickname of the 367th Bomb Squadron.
The condition is near good with edge wear and some residue as shown
On 9th October 1942 a formation of B17 Flying Fortress left Thurleigh on the first of what was to be 341 daylight bombing missions over occupied Europe. The 19th April 1945 saw the Group return to their wartime home after what was to be their final combat mission of the war
Thurleigh airfield became the first base in England to be handed over completely to the Americans, giving them full sovereignty and control of these few acres.
The 306th stayed longer than any other Eighth Air Force combat Unit at a single base and longer in England than any other Eighth Air Force bomber or fighter unit.
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