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The burning wreckage of B-17G serial 42-31513 (coded OR-S) of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st BG, 5 April 1944. Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/4/44: 91 BG. #4426: B-17 23153 burning. H.'

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

The burning wreckage of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '6/4/44: 91 BG. #4426: B-17 23153 burning. H.'



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Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 02:47:41 Gerry Asher Changes to caption, place associations and aircraft associations

RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William N. Hess

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:23 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection