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IWM catalogue record

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

Three B-17 Flying Fortresses (LL-B serial number 41-24459), (LL-F serial number 25763) and (LL-C serial number 41-24484), all of the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, line up for take off. Handwritten caption on reverse: '22/3/43. 124459 LL-B, 25763 LL-F, 124484 LL-C. 91BG.' Passed for publication 24 Mar 1943. On reverse: Associated Press Ltd and U.S. Army Press Censor [Stamps]. Print No: 254769.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24459 Hellsapoppin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-B] Bangor 2/9/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; Missing in Action Bremen 17/4/43 with John Wilson, Waist gunner: Walt Bohaczyk, Ball turret gunner: Gil Andrews, Waist gunner: Cliff Cadle,Tail gunner: Bob Ade; (5 Killed in Action); Co...

  • 41-24484 'The Bad Egg'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 1/10/42; on return from Cognac 43+m 31/12/43, diverted through weather to Gt Dunmow, Andrews Field, then Hunsdon Afd, with Hilary Evers, Co-pilot: Paul McDuffee, Navigator: Frank Keneley,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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