IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
An airman of the 306th Bomb Group checks his escape knife after putting on his flying gear. Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '6. Flying overalls are put on over the electrically heated suit. Note the knife on the belt. SEA July 16th 1943.' On reverse: Planet News Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...