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

Queen of Hearts, #44-6913 - B-17 of the 837th Squadron
10-Apr-1945, Just before the IP the B-17 started to lag behind, came up again but lost its proper position when the formation was attacked by Me262. Two large bursts hit the waist windows at both sides. The B-17 remained with the formation for some minutes, then turned off, losing altitude slowly. It was last observed at 1453h, position 5238-1128 which is east of Celle, Germany. MACR 13885
(photo provided by Steve Dike, George Phillip's Nephew)

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