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 (serial number 41-9020) of the 92nd Bomb Group takes off. Passed for publication 4 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'A visit to an aerodrome run entirely by American bomber squadron, who are busily engaged preparing their Flying Fortresses and training crews for the coming large scale bombing operations over Germany...4/9/42. O.P.S. A striking study of Flying Fortresses taking the air.' Handwritten on reverse: '19020.' On reverse: Daily Sketch [Stamp]. Print No: 219827.
The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned to 340BS/97BG at Polebrook on 3/42 as PHYLLIS. Collided with 41-9051 and repaired; 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 303BG Molesworth 1/5/43 and was painted in bright colours as a formation ship; 2SAD Lt Staughton 19/7/44; on cross country trip from...