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

First Lieutenant Fitzsimmons, First Lieutenant Boettcher and Captain Row of the 390th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30713) nicknamed "Phyllis Marie", after being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '1st Lt Fitzsimmons,1st Lt Boettcher, Capt. Row Afternoon of day received distinguished flying cross from Gen Curtis Le May Left Squadron following day headed back to USA Mid-Feb 1944 Co-Pilot Missing in Action Emden Dec 11, 1943'



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • Lester Boettcher

    Crew Number 7

  • James Fitzsimmons

    Crew Number 7

  • Perry Row

    Military | Captain
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions (17 aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie"). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret...


Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 08:55:35 Emily Changes to caption and person associations

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:43 AAM AAM ingest

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