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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.

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24485) nicknamed "Memphis Belle" of the 91st Bomb Group at Wright Field. Image via D Menard. Printed caption on reverse: '"Memphis Belle" B-17F taxiing Wright Field 1943/44 via. D. Menard.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Used for training event.'

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    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...

Aircraft

  • 41-24485 Memphis Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 324th Bomb Squadron/91st Bomb Group [DF-A], Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/10/42; one of first in group to complete 25 missions; Returned to the USA Columbia 25/6/43 for nationwide war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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