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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Two pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortresses, (MZ-F, serial number 42-97555) and (MZ-T, serial number 42-97627), of the 96th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: '59089 A.C. PFF planes such as these flying high above German targets were able to see covered objectives thousands of feet below mirrored as small clusters of light in the screen of the Mickey instrument which they caried. The revolving micro-wave antenna which sends out and picks up impulses is housed in the covered "blister" in back of the bomb bay doors. AN/APS-15. "U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO"'



  • 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. ...


  • 42-97555

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 19/12/43; Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 28/1/44; Assigned PFF 413BS/96BG [MZ-F] Snetterton 29/1/44; transferred 95BG Horham 30/1/44 as (H2X); 7m, transferred 350BS/100BG [LN-F] Thorpe Abbotts 31/1/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 28/7/44...

  • 42-97627 Amen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/1/44; 1SAG Langley 31/1/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned PFF 413BS/96BG [MZ-T] Snetterton 3/3/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection