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A B-17 Flying Fortress (OE-Z, serial number 42-30353) of the 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group flies low over Marrakesh, Morocco, after the Regensburg shuttle mission, 17 August 1943. The rectangle of gardens at the top of the frame is now known as Jardins de l’Agdal. Koutoubia Mosque is a large building mid-right of frame. The focus of roads mid frame is at Hammam Dar el-Bach’s.

Although 95th Bomb Group aircraft landed at Telerghma and Bone airfields in Algeria after bombing Regensburg, several aircraft that were damaged in the course of the mission, flew to Marrakesh for repairs before returning to the UK.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '230353. OE-Z. 95BG. Mission of 17/8/43 - Regensburg Shuttle.'

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 (OE-Z, serial number 42-30353) of the 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group flies low over North Africa during the Regensburg shuttle mission, 17 August 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '230353. OE-Z. 95BG. Mission of 17/8/43 - Regensburg Shuttle.'

Connections

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 27/6/43; 334BS [BG-C]; 38m, transferred 388BG Aphrodite Project [remote controlled flying bomb filled with Torpex explosives], Knettishall; 803BS RCM...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2018 17:18:12 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Research carried our by 95th Bomb Group Archives and David Lovell:
https://twitter.com/lucymaymaxwell/status/950411354397126656

Sources: Comparison with aerial photos of modern day Marrakesh, the 95th Bomb Group unit history, 95th Bomb Group online records (http://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/4868 and others) and 95th 334th Sqd CO Harry Conley's account of the mission in his book "No Foxholes in the Sky", in which he states that several damaged 95th B-17s were flown from Bone to Marrakech for repairs prior to return to UK.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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