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

Staff-Sergeant Louis Kiss, a tail gunner of the 390th Bomb Group in position inside bis B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30713) nicknamed "Phyllis Marie". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'S. Sgt Louis Kiss.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '8-10-43.'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • Louis Kiss

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 16 x aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie" ). Tail Gunner on B-17 "Phyllis Marie". He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross shortly after the image of him in the tail gun was taken and...


  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:20 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection