IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Air gunners of the 303rd Bomb Group are briefed before a mission. Image stamped on reverse 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '27499.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Air gunners briefed for battle. Photo shows:- Air gunners of the [360th Bomber Squadron -omitted by censor] US 8th Army Air Force in Britain, being briefed by their gunnery officer before taking off on an operation over ememy occupied territory at an American airfield "somewhere in Britain" . SFA July 16 1943.'
The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...