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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation which very successfully bombed the target, the last ball bearing factory of any consequence still operating in German-occupied Italy.' On reverse: US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) Photo [Stamps].



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 347th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29473

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/42; Salina 3/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 2/2/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG Navarin 2/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; transferred 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; 342BS/97BG Amendola as weather aircraft 6/44; Salvaged North Africa...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

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