IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A bomber crew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress. A censor has obscured the interor of the aircraft's nose turret. Image stamped on reverse: 'Photo supplied by the Topical Press Agency.', 'Reveiwed & Passed as censored 1 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '256249.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'FLYING FORTRESS RAID ROTTERDAM. U.S. Flying Fortresses attacked shipping and ship-buildings yards in Rotterdam on Wednesday. These pictures show some of the crews on their return after the raid. Photo shows: A Flying Fortress crew by their plane on their return. 2/4/43 Topical Press (Y.10685). SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL Y.C.M.A.'S.'
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,...