IWM catalogue record
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Corporal Saul Polson of the 94th Bomb Group adjusts identification models of US Army Air Force aircraft inside the crew reading room at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham). Printed caption on reverse of print: 'Crew Reading Room At U.S. Air Base. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Cpl. Saul Polson, 84 West Cedar Street, Boston, Mass., arranges a model plane display in front of a "Shadow Box" that he designed, both of which are used to teach plane identification. The cutouts in the shadow box are of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter. IRV 263179. 13-12-43-J.' On reverse: Associated Press and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...
Military site : airfield
The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...