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

The wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5888) nicknamed "Elusive Elcy" of the 94th Bomb Group flies off as a result of a direct hit, during a mission over Emden. A printed caption has been obscured on the front of the image: Handwritten caption on reverse: '27-9-43.'



  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...


  • 42-5888 Elusive Elcy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Lincoln 22/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Earls Colne 27/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Emden 7/9/43 with Harley Roberts, Co-pilot: Ed Nelson, Navigator: Sam Posner,...


  • VIII Bomber Command 104

    27 September 1943
    The industrial areas of Emden, Germany are the targets for this two-element mission. The first element is a combined force of 141 B-17s despatched from 3rd Bomb Division and include the 94BG (19); 95BG (22); 96BG (21); 100BG (20); 385BG (18); 399BG (20...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:24 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection