A bomber crew of the 384th Bomb Group on the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress after ditching their previous Fortress nicknamed "Barrel House Bessie From Basin Street" in the sea. Passed as censored 12 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Left "Barrel House Bessie" Off Shore. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Six of the crew of the Fortress "Barrel House Bessie From Basin Street" who recently ditched their flaming plane in the sea miles off shore while returning from a raid. The crew spent thirty minutes in the water before being picked up. One member, Sgt. Ralph Erwin, The Dalles, Ore., died, and three, Sgt. Chester W. Hack, Detroit, Mich., 2/Lt. Robert J. Curtis, Dunkirk, N.Y.,; and Sgt. Frederick T. Huther, Utica, N.Y., were injured and not shown in the picture[obscured by censor]. Above, left to right: Sgt. Alex R. Delgado, Los Bangs, Calif.; Sgt. Clinton L. Bitton, Chilly, Idaho; 1/Lt. James G. Stevenson, Alamogorod, N.M.; Flight Officer Clinton A. Bush, Wilson, Kas.; 2/Lt. Clarence F. Veagh, Salina, Kas.; and Sgt. John S. Chew, Minneapolis, Minn. In WOR258129, left to right is: Chew, Bitton, Bush, Delgado, Veagh and Stevenson. 12/6/43-BI.' Censor no: 269266. On reverse: Associated Press, Ministry of Information, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].