Groundcrew members tending to B-17F Fortress

Caption     Groundcrew members tending to B-17F Fortress "Berlin Sleeper II" of the 342nd Bomb Squadron at Polebrook Air Base, late 1944. Note small gas powered generator charging up the batteries. ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Added By David Stubblebine

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
19 May 2016 06:47:03 PM

Note name on nose of plane is "Berlin Sleeper II." Not "Berlin Express II."
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 May 2016 09:14:09 PM

You caught me again. Thank you for pointing out this glaring error in my original caption and please note that it has been corrected. I have no excuse for this one.
3. Jing Zhou says:
8 May 2017 12:14:46 PM

Nice color photo :)

#41-24370 'BERLIN SLEEPER II' the first MTO B-17 to complete 100 missions, including participation on first night mission to Rouen, Fr.; Returned to the USA Eglin 12/10/43; was due to return to Boeing but shot down as a drone before paperwork completed.

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