IWM catalogue record
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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-2578) nicknamed "Butcher Shop" of the 97th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '17-8-42 D.' Printed caption removed from reverse. On reverse: Photopress, 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