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

The American Red Cross Clubmobile pays a visit to a bomber crew of the 92nd Bomb Group who have returned to Alconbury after a mission, flying a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9020) nicknamed "Phyllis". Caption printed on image: 'American Red Cross Clubmobile "somewhere in Great Britain."



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • American Red Cross


  • 41-9020 Phyllis, Tugboat Annie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to 340BS/97BG at Polebrook on 3/42 as PHYLLIS. Collided with 41-9051 and repaired; 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 303BG Molesworth 1/5/43 and was painted in bright colours as a formation ship; 2SAD Lt Staughton 19/7/44; on cross country trip from...


  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:21 AAM AAM ingest

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