IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Airmen of the 94th Bomb Group enjoy a cigarette at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham) on their return from a raid over Kiel. 14 June 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '94BG - Photographed Rougham.' Printed caption on reverse: 'An epic battle of the skies took place when Flying Fortresses made their recent raid on Kiel. Squadrons of German suicide fighters attacked, scores of which were shot down. These pictures taken at a U.S. Air Force Station show some of the members of a Bomber [Caption says Wing, but this has been struck out by the censor and replaced with something unfortunately lost with the rest of the caption] which bore the brunt of the attack by the fighters. 14/6/43.' Rest of printed caption damaged and removed from reverse of print. On reverse: Daily Sketch, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and US Army ETO Press Censor [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...