UPL 15183


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Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier


A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24370) nicknamed "Berlin Sleeper" of the 342nd Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Group. The aircraft survived its 'tour' and returned to the USA in October 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '342BS, 97BG, Returned USA 10/43.' Printed caption on reverse: '53448 AC - Boeing B-17 "Berlin Sleeper". U.S. Air Force Photo.' On reverse: US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) Photo [Stamps].
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Berlin sleeper ii


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