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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9017) nicknamed "Heidi Ho"of the 97th Bomb Group takes off from Bovingdon, September 1942.

Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Q.13312: A Flying Fortress photographed in flight at a U.S. Training Centre.' On reverse: Westminster Press Provincial Newspapers Ltd and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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 41-9017) of the 92nd Bomb Group in flight. Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Q.13312: A Flying Fortress photographed in flight at a U.S. Training Centre.' On reverse: Westminster Press Provincial Newspapers Ltd and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:02:54 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Amended caption as per information in Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, p 147

Changed unit associations as per information in Fortlog this aircraft was assigned to 97th Bomb Group at the time the image was taken

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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