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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Fertile Myrtle" of the 323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group. Another 323rd Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (OR-S, serial number 42-29520) is in the background.



  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29520 Fertile Myrtle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 9/1/43; Morrison 12/2/43; Homestead 17/2/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-O] Molesworth 6/3/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-S] Bassingbourn 7/9/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/10/43 with John Karp, Co-pilot: Dave Boswell,...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:14 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection