Aircraft is B-17G-40-BO, Ser. No. 42-97136, with squadron codes SU+J.
This Boeing-built B-17G was assigned to the 544th Squadron, 384th Bomb Group during 1944.
On April 27, 1944, it was hit by flak over the target (Sottevast, France). 2nd Lt. Herbert Small and his entire crew were killed in the resulting crash.
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