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

A damaged B-17 Flying Fortress (42-3136) nicknamed "No Balls At All" of the 351st Bomb Group gets a new nose section from another damaged Fortress. Official caption printed on image: '(GE-16-1-351)(14-6-43)(A/C 23136)(Nose Section Replaced).' Handwritten caption on reverse: '21/5/'43.'



  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...


  • 42-3136 No Ball at All

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-P] Polebrook 5/6/43 EIGHT BALL; Missing in Action Amsterdam (22m) 22/2/44 with Walt Leclerc, Co-pilot: Jim Ellis, Navigator: George Kiduff, Bombardier: Art Starratt, Flight...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:02 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection