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IWM catalogue record

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

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group line up for take off. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'TO Chelveston.'

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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...

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
08 September 2014 15:45:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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