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

The crumbled nose of a crashed B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Winning Run"of the 303rd Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 B.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: '6/9/43 GNE crashed on approach.'



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...


  • 42-29944 'Buzzing Bronco' aka 'Winning Run'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/43; Gore 28/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 29/4/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-E] Molesworth 9/6/43; secret mission to North Africa 16/8/43 ret 23/8/43; battle damaged T/Ops 6/9/43 with Jake James, Co-pilot: Howard Ness,...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:03 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection