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Corporal George J. Oelkers of the 390th Bomb Group, examines a German butterfly bomb, dropped on Parham. Originally passed for publication 23 Aug 1943, but then revoked from publication same day. Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Bomber Station Raided Last Night. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Cpl. George J. Oelkers, of Maple Wood, N.J., holding up the outer casing of one of the butterfly bombs. WOR 259912. 23-8-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Ministry of Information [Stamps].

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

Corporal George J. Oelkdersof the 100th Bomb Group, examines a German butterfly bomb. dropped on Thorpe Abbotts. Originally passed for publication 23 Aug 1943, but then revoked from publication same day. Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Bomber Station Raided Last Night. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Cpl. George J. Oelkers, of Maple Wood, N.J., holding up the outer casing of one of the butterfly bombs. WOR 259912. 23-8-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Ministry of Information [Stamps].

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  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

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Locations

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 19:13:17 Lucy May Changes to caption and place associations
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Corrected caption from roster listing in the 390th Bomb Group unit history.

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 13:45:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
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Correction to unit.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 15:16:03 Lucy May Changes to caption
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Changed caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:55 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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