IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 97th Bomb Group return to base and fly over the airfield. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air (Boeing) FLY.' [written annotation], '216124.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'US FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: The last group to return fly over the airfield.'
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...