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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 401st Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31662) nicknamed "Fancy Nancy IV". Printed caption on reverse: 'A-65641 AC0 The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Fancy Nancy IV" of the 401st Bomb Group at an 8th Air Force base in England, 27 April 1944. US Air Force Photo.'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-31662 'Fancy Nancy IV'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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