486th Bomb Group
The 486th was based at Sudbury, East Anglia, from early 1944 onwards during WW2 taking part in many of the daylight bombing missions of that time. A critical part of the B17 missions was ensuring that the necessary defensive formation was put together at an early stage of the flight. Some considerable time was required after take-off in forming up to 800 aircraft into a single effective group. The wartime logs for the 486th are available on the �net and demonstrate the time required to achieve this link up with the other elements of the bombing force. A typical time line was a mission briefing at 0330, with engine start at 0650, takeoff at 0720 and the formation formed up, over Great Yarmouth,...
Have been interested in photography since just after WW2, when film became freely available again, using Kodak Autographic equipment. Graduated, in the 50's, to 35mm and was involved in photographic work during my 17 yrs as RAF aircrew - navigator. Since retirement and migrating to Canon digital equipment have been involved with two of my sons and one grandson in a considerable amount of photographic activity, particularly composite images. Now producing digital art prints with the major emphasis on classic warbird aviation.
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