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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 (serial number 42-3352) nicknamed "Virgin's Delight" flies in formation with fellow aircraft of the 94th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: ''53031 AC - Boeing B-17's in flight revealing new bomb racks U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO - 1361st Photographic Squadron Aerospace Audio-Visual Services (MAC).' First handwritten caption on reverse: '26/9 no Bombing- weather. 26/9/43' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17 Flying Fortress 6737. 3 of 6 pics.'

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

Aircraft

  • 42-3352 "Virgin's Delight"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/5/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 7/43; Missing in Action Solingen 29/11/43 with Walter Chyle (Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob Foster, Navigator: Burgess Overbey, Bombardier: Pete Maximowicz, Flight engineer...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 103

    26 September 1943
    This mission was composed of four elements. The first element was a combined force of 55 B-17s from 91BG (19); 381BG (18); and 351BG (18) that were dispatched to attack industrial targets in and around Paris, France. As the formation approached the...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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