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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.

An airman of the 96th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (MZ-W, serial number 42-30123) nicknamed "Big Dick". Official caption printed on photo: '(GM-1-10-96)(11-8-43).' Handwritten caption on reverse: '230123, MIA 25/2/44 MZ-W. 11/8/43.'



  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...


  • 42-30123 'THE IRONBIRD' aka 'BIG DICK'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Gore 21/4/43; Smoky Hill 26/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 27/5/43; Assigned 338BS/96BGB [BX-W] Andrews Fd 29/5/43 BIG DICK; transferred 388BG Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:26 AAM AAM ingest

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