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Handwritten on reverse: '91st BG. 8th Air Force.' Actually, one of three B-17/PB-1 aircraft restored in the U.S. and flown to England for the filming of the motion picture, "The War Lover," in the early 1960s. Filmed predominantly at Manston.

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-V, serial number 41-27741) of the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, at Bassingbourn. Handwritten on reverse: '91st BG. 8th Air Force.'



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Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 12:15:41 Gerry Asher Changes to caption

The markings are related to a 91st BG B-17F, but the aircraft itself is a much later variant (note the staggered waist windows and "Cheyenne" tail turret).

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:20 AAM AAM ingest

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