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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.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-2520) nicknamed "Jap-Happy" of the 5th Bomb Group, 7th Air Force. Printed caption on reverse: '71568- The Boeing B-17 "Jap-Happy" at the 13th Air Depot Group area on New Caledonia, US Air Force Photo.' On reverse: US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) [Stamp].



  • 41-2520

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Ogden 20/1/42; Cheyenne 9/4/42; Lowry 5/5/42; Hamilton 27/5/42; slated RAF but transferred 23BS/5BG Hawaii 28/5/42; t/o Carney Fd, Guadalcanal 26/7/43 to attack Kahili Fd, Buin, with Major Berton Burns [23BS CO], Co-pilot: Capt Roy Ballah,...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:13 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection