IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
An airman of the 401st Bomb Group tests a parachute modification inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-65506 AC- Parachute modification, 401st Bomb Group, England, 22 November 1944. US Air Force Photo.'
The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...