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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 42-37894) nicknamed "Pegasus IV" of the 95th Bomb Group flies above the clouds. Image stamped on reverse: 'U.S. Air Force Photo 1361st Photographic Squadron Aerospace Audio-visual Services ( MAC)'[stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'A-26344 - FORT FORTIFIED: During a recent raid over Bremen, Germany by the 8th AAF, a closeup of the new chin-turrent Flying Fortress was picked out of a formation for study. Making the Fort a more deadly weapon of air offense, the softening up process continues unabated striking at Industrial nerve centres of Germany. 95th Bomb Group. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO'

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Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

Aircraft

  • 42-37894 'Pegasus IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 23/10/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-L] Horham 11/11/43; with C.E. Cyrik force landed RAF base, all OK 12/5/44; on return from mission, with engine out and other problems (42m) 10/6/44 with Vernon Sherwood, Co-pilot:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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