FRE 10443


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A 526th Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29889) nicknamed "Rocky" returns from the January 11th 1943 raid with one engine on the wing nearest the camera shot out and another on the far wing shot up and on fire. Passed for publication 12 Jan 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'Fortress Returns From Toughest Day Raid With One Of Its Engines On Fire. Some of the fiercest air battles of the War were fought yesterday, January 11, when Fortresses and Liberators attacked vital targets in North-West Germany in great strength. Swarms of fighters came up to challenge them, the defences including planes trailing bombs on long cables, rocket planes and rocket flak. One of the Fortresses, "Rocky", reached home with its No. 2 engine feathered and its No. 4 engine on fire. Associated Press Photo Shows:- The Flying Fortress, "Rocky", comes in with its No. 2 engine feathered and its No. 4 engine on fire after taking part in yesterday's (January 11) raid on North-West Germany. IRV 263810. 12-1-44-Y.' Censor no: 299750. On reverse: Associated Press 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 10:00:16

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection