This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
A C-47 Skytrain (CJ-A, serial number 42-24022) of the 71st Troop Carrier Squadron, 434th Troop Carrier Group is loaded with blood to be delivered to France. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'SC 276702. Believed Aldermaston, but could be Greenham.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Dava Still Media Depository, Bldg. 168, N.D.W., Washington, D.C., 20374. SDAN: SC 276702. Date: 06/12/44. Savrin: Service ID: ETO-SOS-44-599. Photographer: Holt. England...At a landing field in England, a critical cargo of whole blood, to be given to battle casualties, is loaded on a C-47 transport plane, France bound, U.S. Army. blb. Official U.S. Army Photo (Released).' On reverse: National Archives [Stamp], credit number 111-SC-276702.
Assigned to 71TCS, 434TCG, 9AF USAAF. ...
Military site : airfield
Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection