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-B, serial number 41-24480) of the 324th Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group flies above the clouds. Printed caption on reverse: 'Behind-Scenes pictures of U.S. Army Air Force Headquarters Wing in England (19 Pictures). Wide World Photo Shows: Fortress flying above clouds. Note starred wing tip of plane from which picture was taken.' Passed for publication 2 Feb 1943. Associated Press and US Army Press Censorship Bureau Stamps on reverse. Print No: 246573.
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...