IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 457th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds during a mission. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-59338 AC0 B-17 Flying Forts of the 8th AF over the marshalling yards at Salzwedel, Germany on 22 February 1945. US Air Force photo.'
The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...