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 (serial number 41-9125) nicknamed "Prowler" of the 92nd Bomb Group, takes off. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 9 Sep 1942.' [stamp].'220606' [Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: 'FLYING FORTRESSES IN OPERATION The American heavy bombers are now making increasing raids into enemy territory. In the B.17, Flying Fortress the Allies have a precision bomber flying at a great height and able to drop their bombs with very great accuracy. The American crews are enthusiastic at this - cooperation with the R.A.F. and ground crews of both countries give a hand in servicing the craft. The Flying Fortress is very heavily armed and enemy planes have found it difficult to find a blind spot for attack, as the guns are placed to defend attack from every quarter. Photo shows: One of the B.17 Flying Fortresses takes the air on an operational flight. REF. NUMBER.Y.7295 Topical Press. Air(Boeing) Fly.'
The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 21/4/42; transferred 342BS/97BG Polebrook /8/43; with Alex Blair on first 8AF mission 17/8/42; courier flights to N Africa; 325BS/92BG Bovingdon 2/5/43 as tow target a/c.; on 4/5/43 involved in taxi accident with Jake...