Skip to main content

IWM catalogue record

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

A bomber crew of the 305th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-31342) nicknamed "Boeing's Best". A Veteran has written on the reverse: 'Boeings Best with part of my crew, Toulangeau top row 1st on left.'



  • 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...



  • 42-31342 "Boeing's Best"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/10/43; Gr Island 3/11/43; Wilmington 9/11/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-L] Chelveston 3/12/43; Missing in Action Pirmasens, Germany 9/8/44 with Bob Canon, Co-pilot: Joe Kemp, Navigator: Jim Oliver, Radio Operator: Forrest Roudebush...


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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection