Lt. Heusser, Jr., and crew of the 305th Bomb Group are shown beside the B-17 Flying Fortress “Paper Doll”. 22 June 1944. England.
Original 4" x 5" negative received 1946 from 305th Bomb Group (H), Office of the Photo Officer, APO #557, England. (GPR-109).
Released by JLA 2 October 46.
NARA Image A-60704AC
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 27/9/43; transferred 812BS/482BG [MI-H] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Returned to the USA Morrison 28/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/12...
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...