Warren Thompson spoke to Lt Clark B Rollins, a veteran of the USAAF’s 385th Bomb Group, to learn about life flying the B-17 Flying Fortress during World War Two

A side view of a B-17 of the 385th BG’s 551st Bomb Squadron over Germany. The aircraft is heading back to Great Ashfield after a mission.

Today the 385th Air Expeditionary Group is a provisional United States Air Force (USAF) unit assigned to Air Mobility Command, but during World War Two it was active as the 385th Bomb Group (Heavy).

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