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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 305th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission. B-17F (KY-G, serial number 41-24592) nicknamed "Madame Betterfly" is visible in the foreground. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publciation 26 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '280694.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed.



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...


  • 41-24592 Madame Butterfly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Floyd MacSpadden, Co-pilot: Jack Noce, Navigator: Daniel Boone, Bombardier: Mo O’Connell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe...


  • VIII Bomber Command 86

    24 August 1943
    The 8th Air Force is intent on dishing out some "pay back" to the Luftwaffe for the toll it took on bombers of the 17-Aug-43 mission to Schweinfurt/Regensburg. So, This mission has three attack elements and a diversion element. The attack elements are...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:41 AAM AAM ingest

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