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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 (QW-T, serial number 42-30288) nicknamed "Louise II" of the 95th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'QW=T name appears to be "...-UISE II", "II" may be a 'D' and dark stain may be blotting out part of name. Note old star markings and no 'B' in square. Date 5/12/43.' Second Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bordeaux 5/12/43.'



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...


  • 42-30288 'Louise II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9-May-43; Smoky Hill 17-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 30-May-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-T] at Horham, UK on 14-Jun-43; with R.E. Robinson force landed RAF Wheaton Ash, all crew OK, 16-Jun-43; 18m, battle damaged Marienberg 9-Oct...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection