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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-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-97334) nicknamed "H-a-a-rd Luck!" of the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390.'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • 42-97334 'H-A-A-RD LUCK !'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/44; Gr Island 4/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-S] Horham 4/4/44; on 24/5/44 with Frank Cobb, Co-pilot: John Waddell, Navigator: Lloyd Krueger, Bombardier: Walt Weakland, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:12 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection