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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.

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.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 The Bad Penny

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 11:39:52 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2017 11:38:43 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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