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

A formation of P-47 Thunderbolts fly past a B-17 Flying Fortress (LL-B, serial number 41-24459) of the 91st Bomb Group. Passed for publication 11 Mar 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '18. A formation of Thunderbolt fighter planes flying over the tail of a Fortress bomber, at a U.S. Army Air Force station "somewhere in England". And March 11th 1943 PN.' On reverse: Planet News Ltd and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Print No: 252518.



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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:58 AAM AAM ingest

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