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B17 Series

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 ínet 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, ready to depart for the target at 0910. The image shows some of the 486th in the early stages of formation join-up climbing out of the East Anglia base - they would return to Sudbury by mid afternoon, certainly one of íthe longest daysí.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2011 - 10:17 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:B17 - 486th Bomb Group
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:14 Aug 2012 - 4:32 PM
Tags:Digital art
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Mick_Finch
14 Aug 2012 - 4:43 PM

Another cracker Pat.

Mick

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Jestertheclown
14 Aug 2012 - 5:09 PM

Hello stranger!
Great work again.
More importantly, I hope you're well.

Bren.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 7:42 PM

Top notch image, Pat, together with such informative intro.
Ronnie.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 8:33 PM

Superb work Pat - terrific light on the planes Smile
Helen

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
14 Aug 2012 - 10:39 PM

Thanks for the input, folks, much appreciated. Still hobbling along - a wee bit slower, but getting there. Good to hear from you all.

Pat

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:10 AM

Superbly composed and processed image, Pat. Wonderful light, detail and perspective, accompanied by a great informative narrative.
Sylvia

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