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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.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fotress (serial number 42-102649) nicknamed "Lady Geraldine" of the 100th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '2102649.'



  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...


  • 42-102649

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 9/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 3/4/44; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-T] Thorpe Abbotts 4/4/44, then 350BS [LN-S]; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; {75m} Returned to the USA Bradley 1/6/45;...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:51 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection