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

A bomber crew of the 91st Bomb Group stand beneath the damaged engine on a B-17 (LG-W, serial number 41-24511) nicknamed "Wheel and Deal". Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 24 March 1943.' Printed caption on reverse: 'FORTRESSES DAY RAID ON WILHELMSHAVEN The German naval base at Wilhelmshaven was successfully attacked in daylight March 22 by American Flying Fortresses and Liberators. This was the third heavy raid for the U.S. bombers on Wilhelmshaven despite strong fighter opposition the bombers battled their way to the target and dropped their loads of explosives. Three bombers were lost. Associated Press Photos show, the crew of a fortress called Wheel and Deal in front of their bomber which had prop of one engine shot away. WCR (16 PIX) 23343. Note to Photo Censor, we have names and home-towns for all men photographed including interrogating officer. If any objection to use of names please advise AP' Handwritten caption on reverse: '91 BG, 22/3/43 "Wheel & Deal"'

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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

  • 41-24511 Wheel 'N Deal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Westover 15/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-W] Bassingbourn 4/43; taxi accident with Bill Broley 16/4/43; Missing in Action Solingen 22+m 1/12/43 with John Wennerberg, Co-pilot: Bob Dickson, Navigator:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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