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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.'



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