FRE 4777


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A captured RAF Focke Wulf 190 buzzes a B-17 Flying Fortress and airfield vehicles of the 379th Bomb Group, 8 January 1944. Passed for publication 8 Jan 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'No Shots Were Fired At This FW190. Associated Press Photo Shows:- A Fw190 German fighter plane dives low over a U.S. Bomber Base "somewhere in England" during a demonstration of Jerry equipment by an R.A.F. "circus". Rebuilt after crashing in England and painted with the R.A.F. colours, the enemy fighter tours air bases in England to help familiraise personnel with its performance. IRV 263745. 8-1-44-Y.' Censor no: 299301. On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:03

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection