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IWM catalogue record

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

Two airmen of the 305th Bomb group stand beneath an engine of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31342) nicknamed "Boeing's Best" with a missing propellor. A Veteran has written on reverse: 'Tourangeau left navigator Boeing's Best. Note! Missing fan.'

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  • 42-31342

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Wilmington 9/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-L] Chelveston 3/12/43; Missing in Action Pirmasens, Germany 9/8/44 with Bob Canon, Co-pilot: Joe Kemp, Navigator: Jim Oliver, Radio Operator: Forrest Roudebush...

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:44 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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