IWM catalogue record
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The nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Baby Doll" of the 97th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: 'United States Air Force In Britain. The nose of a Flying Fortress bomber. The bomb-aimers position is in the "mouth" of the strange face of the aircraft.' On reverse: Charles E. Brown; US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
B-17 Flying Fortress