IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
The crew of a 97th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24392) play poker near the tail of their aircraft. Printed caption on reverse: 'Fortress crews play poker near their planes.' On reverse: Life Magazine Photo [Stamp].
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; Maison Blanche 20/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; 2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Salvaged 6/5/44. HELL'S KITCHEN.