IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 306th Bomb Group fly in formation over countryside. Image stamped on reverse: 'Photo by 8thAAF Combat Camera Unit.' [stamp], 'SECRET,' [stamp] and 'Made by US Army Army Air Forces Watch Your Credit.' [stamp] Handwritten on reverse: 'Fortress II 11610.'
Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...