IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Bombs to be loaded aboard a 305th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress are inspected and hauled by a ground crew team. Passed for publication 4 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'At A U.S. Flying Fortress Station In Britain. Keystone Photo Shows:- Scenes at an American Flying Fortresses station in Britain showing huge bombs being unloaded from trucks and bombing up of planes. U.S. Pool/S.G./F.Keystone.' Censor no: 272744. On reverse: Keystone Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...