IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Ground personnel of the 305th Bomb Group sit atop a fuel truck to wait for the return of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 30 Jun 1943.' [stamp], '272242.'[Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AT A FORTRESS STATION IN BRITAIN. From an American base in Britain the Flying Fortresses carry out operational activities which result in terrible blows against the German industrial war machine. This series of pictures shows scenes at a Flying Fortress Station where huge bombers take off for the raids or return from their their missions to be serviced by the ground crews ready for the next raid. Keystone Photo shows: Ground crews waiting for (a) Flying Fortress to return from a mission. U.S. Pool/ D.Keystone(SS) 13-18.'
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...