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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 B-17 Flying Fortress (VK-D, serial number 41-24577) nicknamed "Hell's Angels" of the 358th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group flies over Molesworth. The aircraft has been signed by personnel of the 303rd Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: ' 80159 A.C. - The Boeing B-17 "HELL'S ANGELS", attached to the 303rd Bomb Group at Molesworth, England, wings her way towards the United States after missions are completed. 22 January 1944. Please Credit " Official U.S. Air Force Photo."'

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

Locations

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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