FRE 1102


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A B-17 Flying Fortress (41-24605) nicknamed "Knock-Out Dropper" of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group takes off. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 13 Nov 1943.' [stamp] and '292797.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"Knock-out Dropper" holds the lead in Flying Fortress bombing marathon. Photo shows:- The Flying Fortress "Knock-out Dropper" taking off from an airfield "somewhere in England". Gai. Noverber 13th 1943 PN. ' Handwritten on reverse: '303 BG, 359 BS, 41-24605 "Knock-Out Dropper".'


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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: Knock-out Dropper
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 359th Bomb Squadron


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:23:42

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection