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US Airmen wait to board a C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Fatigue'd", which will take them for seven days rest and relaxation in the French Riviera. Image by William Polley, 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, 8th Air Force. Associated caption: 'Gen Brereton's C-47 "Fatigue'd" , waiting to load, taken on 7 day furlough to the Riviera for R&R.'



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...


  • Lewis Brereton

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General
    Lewis Hyde Brereton (June 21, 1890 – July 20, 1967) was a military aviation pioneer and lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. A 1911 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he began his military career as a United States Army officer...

  • William Polley

    Spent 3 Years in ETO in England, France and Belgium, Photographed Windsor and Maidenhead, area whilst on leave.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:10 AAM AAM ingest

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