Seeking photos 452nd BG, 728th BS A/C 42-31338

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    Seeking photos of 452nd BG, 728th BS B-17G 42-31338 "Hard To Get"
    Delivered 1/1/44 Deopham Green, England, lost during mission to Brunswick 2/10/44, crashed near Kemmel, Belgium.
    8th AF Mission #216, the fourth mission assigned to this group.
    MACR 2045
    PILOT - 2LT KENNETH D. SMITH - POW
    CO-PILOT - 2LT ROBERT R. NIXON - POW
    NAVIGATOR - 2LT JOHN L. NIGHTINGALE - KIA
    BOMBARDIER - 2LT WILLIAM M. DOYLE - KIA - O-739172
    ENGINEER -T/SGT CHARLES W. HACIC - POW
    RADIOMAN - SSGT ROY E. MORRIS - KIA - 16033384
    W GUNNER - SSGT FLOYD E. HOLMAN - POW
    W GUNNER - SGT RUSSELL C. MOSS - POW
    BT GUNNER - SSGT HARVEY H. FLEMING - POW
    TAIL GUNNER - SGT KENNETH M. BURNS - POW

    A/C action description-
    Hit by fighters, #1 and 2 engines set on fire, superchargers knocked out and a runaway prop on one engine. A/C crashed 2 Km north of Kemmel, Belgium. Crew captured near there. Navigator, bombardier and radio operator were KIA. Remaining crew became POW.

    Any photos would be appreciated, I am modeling this A/C and have had no success at locating pictures.
     
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