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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 bomber grew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37943) nicknamed "Weary Bones".



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • 42-37943

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 4/11/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 12/12/43; transferred 369BS [WW- L] damaged in taxi accident preparing for mission 17/9/44 with Bob Edwards, Co-pilot: W.R. Correll, Navigator: Keith Warner, Bombardier...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:41 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection