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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, are shown over the patchwork landscape of France enroute to their target of the day - Tours. 5 January 1944. Altitude 20,300 feet.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A16175-A61038AC.



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Date Contributor Update
29 April 2018 14:55:31 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2016 19:34:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations