FRE 7547


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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3174) nicknamed "Thunderbird" of the 99th Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: '340 BS/ 97 BG. 25174. Mount Farm UK.'


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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


Staff Sergeant Robert Astrella of the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group with the signboard of the 22nd Photographic Laboratory at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: 'Mount Farm.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34332526
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Photographic Supply



ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Corrected serial number from 41-3174 to 42-3174 after looking closely at photo.

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