IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
First Lieutenant Steve C. Owen Jr. of the 390th Bomb Group practices the violin. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Fox.’ [stamp], ‘passed for publication 25 Oct 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘289777.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ‘THE FORTRESSES KEEP UP THE ATTACK. EH/MoH. In spite of all weathers, the Flying Fortress of the 8th A.F. Bomber Command keep up their attacks on important targets over Germany and other enemy occupied countries. These pictures were taken at an 8th A.F. bomber command station in England. Photo shows – 1st/Lt Steve C. Owen Jr . (Woodbury, Georgia) attached to Ordnance, whose hobby is the violin, practises in his room during off duty spells. FOX October 43. 30.'
The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...