IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group takes off. Printed caption on reverse of print: 'Boeing Fortress II in squadron service in Gt. Britain.' Handwritten on reverse: 'Probably taken at P-47 debut - moment of lift-off.' On reverse: "The Aeroplane" and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Print No: 254316.
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...