A bomber crew of the 95th Bomb Group return to Horham following a raid in their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31320) nicknamed "I'll Be Around".
Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], '809571 [Censor no], 'Passed for publication 5 Mar 1944' [stamp] and 'USA(BRI)CCC' [ written annotation].
Printed caption on reverse: 'WRITE NEW CHAPTER IN BERLIN DIARY, FORTRESSES RAID GERMAN CAPITAL FOR FIRST TIME. Flying Fortresses battling their way through snow and a temperature of nearly "60 below", blasted a path through flocks of German fighters Saturday March 4, to bomb Berlin for the first time in daylight. It was a gruelling ordeal, with cloud often five miles high. "But it was easier than anyone expected said the jubilant crews as they climbed from their planes on their return. Associated Press Photo shows: The crew of the lead ship; "I'll Be Around"; and first to bomb the target walk from their plane to the interrogation room. They are ( left to right): S/S D.W. Addison, Tailgunner, Leesville, LA; S/S J.B. Craddock, Left-waist gunner, Charleston, W.VA; S/S R.T. Raney, Right waist gunner, Fordyce, ARK; S/S E.G. Nutter, Ball turret-gunner, Canton, OHIO; T/S A.G. Smith, top turret-gunner Kenton, Ohio; T/S F.E. Atteberry, Radio operator, Springfield, ILL; Lt F.E. Flagler, Bombardier, El Reno, OKLA; Lt M.D. Durr, Navigator, Alton, ILL; Lt A.H. Brown, Pilot, Atlanta, GA., and Lt. Col.Harry G. Mumford, San Jose Calif.,co-pilot and group leader of the first U.S. Heavy Bomber raid on Berlin. WOR 265583 6344Y.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Horham.'