FRE 3818


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Two B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 94th Bomb Group underneath contrails left behind by other aircraft. Handwritten caption on reverse: '29/2/44.' On reverse: Associated Press and US Army Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Printed caption attached to the reverse: 'LUFTWAFFE REFUSED BATTLE OVER GERMANY. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SHOWS: Vapour trails in the sky seen from an unusual angle as Fortresses return from yesterday's raid on Brunswick. GLE265433/34/35.'[caption]. ' passed for publication 1 Mar 1944' [stamp].


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A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group stand with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30200) nicknamed "Slo Time Sally" and a bomb inscribed 'Special delivery to Hitler'. Inscription on bomb reads: 'Special delivery to Hitler, From Peggy of St. Louis.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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