IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 385th Bomb Group inspect the bomb bay of a B-17 Flying Fortress in North Africa. Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '#1. Crews loaded and fused own bombs in Africa.' Censor no: 282463. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
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...