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A C-47 Skytrain nicknamed "Fatigued", belonging to Lieutenant-General Lewis H. Brereton, 9th Air Force commander, prepares for take off. Image by William Polley, 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, 8th Air Force. Associated caption: 'Gen Brereton's C-47 "Fatigue'd" , Closer with more detail, 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. ...

  • 9th Air Force


  • 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
08 September 2014 15:35:41 AAM AAM ingest

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