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Airmen of the 385th Bomb Group meet civilians in front of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5913) nicknamed "Shack Bunny". Crews from the 385th Bomb Group landed at Telerghma airfield, Algeria, after the Regensburg mission on 17 August 1943.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943.' [stamp] and '282422.' [Censor no.]
Printed caption on reverse: '#63 Sideview of Fortress with crew and natives.'

IWM catalogue record

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

Personnel of the 385th Bomb Group meet North African civilians in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5913) nicknamed "Shack Bunny". Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943.' [stamp] and '282422.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '#63 Sideview of Fortress with crew and natives.'

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  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-5913 Shack Bunny

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 5 May 1943; Kearney 30 May 1943; Dow Field 19 June 1943; Assigned 551BS/385BG Great Ashfield 20 June 1943; Missing in Action Duren 20 October 1943 with Pilot Lyle V. Fryer; Co-pilot: Clifford G. McIlveen; Navigator: John S. Durakov...

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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