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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 94th Group is attacked by a Nazi fighter aircraft during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse of print: '14/10/43.' Printed caption on reverse: '62641 USAF - Nazi fighter plane attacking a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" during a bomb run over enemy installations somewhere in Europe, 10 September 1944. 100th Bomb Group [sic], 3d Division. U.S. Air Force Photo.'

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 94th Groupis attacked by a Nazi fighter aircraft during a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse of print: '14/10/43.' Printed caption on reverse: '62641 USAF - Nazi fighter plane attacking a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" during a bomb run over enemy installations somewhere in Europe, 10 September 1944. 100th Bomb Group [sic], 3d Division. U.S. Air Force Photo.'

Connections

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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