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Personnel of the 96th Bomb Group and the 452nd Bomb Group receive briefing against the wall of a bombed-out railway building in Poltava, Russia during Operation Frantic in summer 1944.

Image via M.L. Gibson. Official caption printed on image: 'USEC, Russia 1944.'

IWM catalogue record

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

Personnel of the 96th Bomb Group receive an outdoor briefing in 1944. Image via M.L. Gibson. Official caption printed on image: 'USEC, Russia 1944.'

Connections

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 15:37:29 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary, p 14

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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