FRE 4240


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A formation of B-17 Flying Fortresses fly over a B-17 Flying Fortress (BN-R) nicknamed "Knock-Out Dropper" of the 359th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group. Passed for publication 13 Nov 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '"Knock-Out Dropper" Holds The Lead In Flying Fortress Bombing Marathon. Photo Shows:- Flying Fortresses coming in to land over the record-making "Knock-Out Dropper", which is taxiing to the dispersal point. Gai. November 13th 1943. PN.' On reverse: Planet News Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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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


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