UPL 25090


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Engine change on the Boeing B-17 'Stinky' at the 2nd Air Base Group airfield in Iceland. 25 July 1942. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A00266-A75431AC. 25 July 1942: 2nd Air Base Group personnel make the best of an Icelandic summer day (20+ hours of daylight and a mild 55-60 degrees) to change the #3 engine on "Stinky" (B-17E serial 41-9045, 414th Bomb Sq, 97th BG).


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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


 B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group line up for take off, a B-17 nicknamed "Stinky" leads the lineup. A censor has obscured a structure in the background. Passed as censored 17 Oct 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'New "Fortress" Makes History In The Air. Oct. 1942. The most striking development of the war in the air is undoubtedly the sensational success of the American "Boeing" Flying Fortresses in the daylight bombing of enemy-occupied territory. In the most recent operation 105 German craf
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Stinky
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group


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