FRE 4051


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The nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Baby Doll" of the 97th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: 'United States Air Force In Britain. The nose of a Flying Fortress bomber. The bomb-aimers position is in the "mouth" of the strange face of the aircraft.' On reverse: Charles E. Brown; US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


The B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9026) nicknamed "Baby Doll" of the 92nd Bomb Group takes off. Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'Training American Bomber Crews In England, Sept. 1942. Preparing for the day when the might of the American and British Air Forces will strike together against the heart of Germany are many U.S. Army Air Corps bomber crews with their giant Flying Fortresses. They are completing their training over here at airfields which the Ameri
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Baby Doll
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group 97th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 342nd Bomb Squadron


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