IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23686) nicknamed "Thunder bird" of the 93rd Bomb Group. Handwritten on reverse: 'Fort? This proved to be a Fort marking - please pass it to Roger.' [Caption refers to a B-17 Flying Fortress also nicknamed "Thunder Bird" of the 91st Bomb Group]
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...
93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...