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

Ground crewmen of the 303rd Bomb Group work on an engine. A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24561) is visible in the background. Passed for publication 30 Aug 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '27-8-43.' On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO [Stamp].

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Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

Aircraft

  • 41-24561 The Duchess, "Sure Stuff"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-T] Bangor 10/9/42; Molesworth 16/10/42; 59m transferred 1 Base Air Depot (sic),* Burtonwood 7/7/44; Returned to the USA Altus 18/8/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Over...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:46:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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