|Aircraft of the 457th Bomb Group
|457th Bomb Group||457th Bomb Group|
Another close up view of 42-97587 Disciplinary Action.
A close up view of s/n 42-97590, Virgin Mary, about to land.
A view of lead ship (note radar dome) s/n 42-9795. The plane was transferred in from the 351st Bomb Group on Aug 28th, 1944 and was lost on a mission to Nijmegen on Sept 17th, 1944. One member of the crew evaded but 10 were POW's.
Plane s/n 42-97701 with bomb bay doors open. This is a lead ship obtained from the 351st Bomb Group. The U has not yet been painted in the triangle on the tail.
Plane s/n 42-97927, My Mary Myrtle, Just after releasing her bombs. The plane survived the war.
Three planes of the 457th at the moment of bomb release. The two planes in the foreground are 42-97827, My Mary Myrtle and 44-6167.
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