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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 crashed B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31169) nicknamed "Hey Mabel!" of the 447th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '367 (44) 3-9-44 Aero Repair. B17G 42-31169. FSAD.' Image stamped on reverse: 'Official Photograph Photo section US Army.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17G-5-BO. S/N 42-31169 Hey Mabel!'



  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...


  • 42-31169 Hey Mabel!, Wolverine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/9/43; Harvard 13/10/43; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 18/11/43 ; returning from Berlin mission 9/3/44 with Chas Marcy, Co-pilot: Archie Town, Navigator: George Compton, Bombardier: Jim Conway, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:04 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection