IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
The B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9026) nicknamed "Baby Doll" of the 92nd Bomb Group takes off. Passed for publication 5 Sep 1942. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'Training American Bomber Crews In England, Sept. 1942. Preparing for the day when the might of the American and British Air Forces will strike together against the heart of Germany are many U.S. Army Air Corps bomber crews with their giant Flying Fortresses. They are completing their training over here at airfields which the American authorities have taken over from the R.A.F. and will soon be ready to go into action alongside their comrades who are already bombing the Germans in occupied territory. This picture, taken at an American Bomber Training School somewhere in England, shows – A Flying Fortress taking off from an airfield in England.' Handwritten on reverse: 'Baby Doll #19026.' On reverse: Central Press Photos Ltd. [Stamp].
The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...
B-17 Flying Fortress