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

A gunner of the 8th Air Force wearing combat headgear. Printed caption on reverse: 'US FLYING FORTRESS GUNNER DISPLAYS BATTLE DRESS. A B-17 Flying Fortress gunner of the Eighth US Air Force is shown wearing combat headgear with oxygen mask and knitted wool cap, neck and chest covering, used whil attacking German targets from high altitudes. The temperature often plunges to as low as 67 degrees below zero (F) during the bombing operations over enemy supply and transport lines. US Strategic 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. ...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:20 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection