IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A bomber crew of the 385th Bomb Group in a crew truck at night. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published.' [stamp], 'Press censor 6 Oct 194[?]' [stamp] and '286805.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew of B17 Fighting [ilegible].'
The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...