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

A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 303rd Bomb Group flies over a smoking marshalling yard at Darmstadt. Printed caption on reverse: '55458 AC- One of the 1250 heavy bombers sent over to Germany Dec. 12/44 by the US 8th Air Force, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress soars over the heavily bombed Darmstadt marshalling yard during a US 8th Air Force attack on Nazi traffic centres suppliying the western front. Please credit: "Official US Air Force Photo".'



  • 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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:33 AAM AAM ingest

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