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A bomber crew of the 305th Bomb Group, led by Lieutenant Edward Dienhart. The co-pilot Brunson W. Bolin is second from right wearing overseas cap.

Passed for publication, but date unclear. Handwritten caption on reverse: '305BG.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Greatest Day Raid. American heavy bombers from Britain yesterday set up a new record for a long-distance raid when they made a round flight of 2,000 miles to bomb Pomerania, Poland and East Prussia. Gdynia, Anklam, Marienburg and Danzig all attacked. O.P.S.: This is the crew of the "Lazy Baby", a Flying Fortress leaving their plane. They are led by their Pilot Lieut. Edward Dienhart.'
On reverse: Daily Sketch and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

IWM catalogue record

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

A bomber crew of the 305th Bomb Group, led by Lieutenant Edward Dienhart. Passed for publication, but date unclear. Handwritten caption on reverse: '305BG.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Greatest Day Raid. American heavy bombers from Britain yesterday set up a new record for a long-distance raid when they made a round flight of 2,000 miles to bomb Pomerania, Poland and East Prussia. Gdynia, Anklam, Marienburg and Danzig all attacked. O.P.S.: This is the crew of the "Lazy Baby", a Flying Fortress leaving their plane. They are led by their Pilot Lieut. Edward Dienhart.' On reverse: Daily Sketch and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

Connections

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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Brunson Bolin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230831 'Lazy Baby. ' A/C landed in Switzerland, however, Lt. Bolin was ordered by the pilot to bail out and did so after getting the top turret gunner out of the A/C. He was captured by German soldiers but not before...

  • Edward Dienhart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230831 'Lazy Baby. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

Aircraft

  • 42-30831 Lazy Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/8/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 15/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ed Dienhart, Bombardier: Carl Johnson, Radio Operator: Hurley Smith, Ball turret gunner: Ray Baus, Waist gunner: Bob...

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
03 January 2015 21:15:41 timboln Changes to caption
Sources

B. Bolin identified by his son, Tim Bolin.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:46:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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