FRE 961


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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visit an Eighth Air Force base to see a B-17 Flying Fortress (BN-O, serial number 41-24635) nicknamed "The Eightball Mk II" of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Photo From 56FG? Taken at their base? Duchess of Gloucester (& Duke) look over 124635 BNO Eight Ball.'


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Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The 8 Ball Mk II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron
B-24 Liberators of the 44th Bomb Group line up for takeoff at Shipdham in 1943. The 'Flying Eight-Ball' emblem of the 68th Bomb Squadron is visible on the nose of the leading aircraft. Image stamped with field press censor, 1943. Press Agency photograph- original printed caption has been removed.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:27:46

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection