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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 tail of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30301) of the 94th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '94BG.'



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...


  • 42-30301 Idiots' Delight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Idiot's Delight was the first B-17 of the 94th Bomber group to survive 50 missions; not once turning back due mechanical failure. The first mission was flown July 14th 1943 and the 50th was 22nd March 1944. The 94th suffered huge casualties during this...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:45 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection