The 17th soon transitioned to the B-25 whereupon they attained eternal glory for taking part in the Doolittle raid. Several of these men will take part in that historic mission. (I recognize some of the faces)
The aircraft is, of course, a Douglas B-18. Try as I might – and I’ve really given it a go – I can find no angle to view the B-18 which does anything to improve its appearance.