UPL 35293


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"Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th AF head for the German oil facilities at Regensburg, Germany on 20 January 1945. Mission successfully completed. Attacks by planes of the Mediterranean allied air forces on vital Nazi production centers are helping to draw the iron ring around Germany."


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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 99th Bomb Group 347th Bomb Squadron


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