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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 (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].

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  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:45:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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