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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.

B-17 Flying Fortresses, (serial number 42-31718) and (BX-D, serial number 42-31447) nicknamed "Cookie" of the 96th Bomb Group in flight.

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17G-BO.'



  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...


  • 42-31447

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Syracuse 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-D] Snetterton 21/12/43; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Jack Splan, Co-pilot: Clinton Ehret, Navigator: Bill Duff,...

  • 42-31718

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/12/43; Kearney 24/12/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-T] Snetterton 9/1/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Jerry Musser, Co-pilot: Ken Simpson, Bombardier: Addison Tice, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Finis Gibbs, Ball turret...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:33 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection