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

Ground crewmen of the 91st Bomb Group work on the engines of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5068). Passed for publication 1 Feb 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Some of the airmen from America who are taking part in the daily raids on enemy occupied territory and Germany, in their giant high altitude aircraft, the "Flying Fortress", capable of carrying a 10,000 pound bomb load.' Printed caption also attached: 'Photo shows - Ground crew preparing a 'Fortress' for a raid.' On reverse: US Army Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamp]. Print No: 248366.



  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...


  • 42-5068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 353BS/301BG Biskra 31/12/42; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 48m transferred 20BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; 348BS/99BG Tortorella 28/3/44 but no missions; transferred...


Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 21:50:44 phil marchese Changes to aircraft associations

AAM synopsis at 42-5069

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:08 AAM AAM ingest

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