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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17 Flying Fortresses including (serial number 42-31761) nicknamed "Rotherhithe's Revenge" of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission. Printed caption on reverse: '65997 Ac Boeing B-17 " Flying Fortresses" of the 381st Bomb Group, flying in close formation, wing their way toward the target somewhere in Europe. In the foreground is the B-17 "Rotherhithe's Revenge". U.S. Air Force Photo.'



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...


  • 42-31761 Rotherhithe's Revenge

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/12/43; Gt Falls 17/12/43; Denver 20/12/43; Kearney 30/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-O] Ridgewell; 73+m Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45;...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection