FRE 1595


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A bomber crew of the 390th Bomb Group return to base after a mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Flak Hack 8". Image stamped on reverse: ‘Fox.’ [stamp], ‘passed for publication 21 Oct 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘289357.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ‘THE FORTRESSES GO OUT AGAIN. US bombers day raid on German works. A Brilliant series of pictures secured by our cameraman when the USAAF kept up the offensive from an English base against a factory in western Germany, they had an all the way escort. Photo shows: A cheerful crew from plane "Flak 8", return to base after their successful raid on Germany, FOX PHOTOS, Oct 21st. 1943 Mon.'


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The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Eight Ball, 8 Ball, Flak Hack
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron 571st Bomb Squadron


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:24:08

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection