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

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group fly in formation en route to Cologne. A B-17 Flying Fortress (UX-X, serial number 42-30649) nicknamed "Rose Olive" is visible on the left. First handwritten caption on reverse: '1/12/43 Cologne.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '92BG 11/43.'



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    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...


  • John Akers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot - B-17 Flying Fortress
    John Akers Jr grew up in Greenville, TX on a cotton farm. Graduated High School May 1939. His days consisted of working the cotton farm with 2 mules and picking the cotton. After seeing the events of Pearl Harbor during his time in the civilian...


  • 42-30649 'ROSE OLIVE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/7/43; Kearney 26/7/43; Topeka 14/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-X] Alconbury 31/8/43; Podington 11/9/43; Missing in Action Sorau 11/4/44 with John Harris, Co-pilot: Milton Wilson, Navigator: Jim Goodner, Bombardier: Chas Pettibone,...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:15 AAM AAM ingest

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