Colonel Maurice A. Preston talks to a bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group, led by Major William C Sipes, after a mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Ragin' Red", 1 Jan 1944.
Passed for publication 1 Jan 1944.
Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Colonel Maurice A. Preston, of Tulare, California, C.O. of the bomb group, on left, greeting the leader of the group, Major William C. Sipes, of Tuscan, Arizona (third from right) and other members of his crew after the mission. On right, Major Ralph E. Wise, of Rochester, Minnesota, the flight-surgeon who accompanied the crew as observer; third from left, Captain Frank N. Ashley, of St. Paul, Minnesota, co-pilot; second from left, Lt. Charles A. Moore, of Lewisville, Texas, tail gunner; and Captain Joseph G. Wall, of Lynn, Mass., navigator, and Captain Edwin H. Millson, of Seattle, Washington, bombardier. And. January 1st, 1944. PN.' Censor no: 298289. On reverse: Planet News and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].