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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crew of the 91st Bomb Group plan their next raid in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-C, serial number 41-24490) nicknamed "Jack the Ripper". Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for Publication 1 Feb 1943' [stamp] and '246367' [Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Some of the airmen from America who are taking part in the daily raids on enemy occupied territory and Germany in their giant high altitude aircraft the 'Flying Fortress' capable of carrying a 11,000 [this has been amended by censor to read 10,000]pound bomb load" Photo shows - A Fortress bomber crew discuss enemy territory to be attacked during a daylight raid. FOX Feb. 43. 25. 10.'

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

Aircraft

  • 41-24490 Jack The Ripper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; JACK THE RIPPER. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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