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Captain Allen V. Martini, of the 305th Bomb Group, tells the press about his last raid. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press Agency.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'Fortress Raid. Censor No. 266822. At a Fortress Station somewhere in England, the big bombing groups go out for their daylight sweeps. The ground crews "sweat it out" waiting for their return. These pictures show some of the details of a return. Keystone Photo shows: Capt. Allen V. Martini, of 45 Manor Drive, San Francisco, Cal. shown here after the raid telling newsmen what he can of the operation. SS/U.S. Pool/ F. Keystone 470519.'

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

Captain Aleen V. Martini, of the 305th Bomb Group, tells the press about his last raid. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press Agency.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'Fortress Raid. Censor No. 266822. At a Fortress Station somewhere in England, the big bombing groups go out for their daylight sweeps. The ground crews "sweat it out" waiting for their return. These pictures show some of the details of a return. Keystone Photo shows: Capt. Allen V. Martini, of 45 Manor Drive, San Francisco, Cal. shown here after the raid telling newsmen what he can of the operation. SS/U.S. Pool/ F. Keystone 470519.'

Connections

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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...

People

Locations

  • Chelveston

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 11:06:37 Ben1705 Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

Corrected typo in caption. Connected records from information in image's caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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