A bomber crew of the 401st Bomb Group, who have returned to operational duties following a crash in their B-17 Flying Fortress.
Image stamped on reverse: 'Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 12 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '296493.' [Censor no.]
Printed caption on reverse: 'FLYING FORTRESS CREW BACK IN ACTION FOLLOWING CRASH ON ENGLISH VILLAGE. Photo shows: The crew of the Fortress bomber which crashed on the village of Deenthorpe.
L-R. T/Sgt William D Woodward, top-turret gunner, of Georgetown, South Caroline,
Sergeant Waldon D Cohen, Ball-turret gunner of Altoona, Pennsylvania,
Sergeant Harold J Kelsen, waist gunner, of Brooklyn NY,
Sergeant Robert V Kerr, tail-gunner of Montesano, Washington,
S/Sgt Benjamin C Misser, radio-operator, of Quarryville, Pennsylvania,
[Lieutenant Wardlow Hammond, co-pilot, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania],
Lieutenant Walter B Keith, pilot of Hodgeville Kentucky, who is talking to Captain RJ White, of Kingsport Tennessee, who rescued the navigator Lieutenant King [a censor has obscured the navigator's name] from the blazing bomber. Gai. December 11th 1943. PN.'
Press caption for image series: 'FLYING FORTRESS CREW BACK IN ACTION FOLLOWING CRASH ON ENGLISH VILLAGE. All but two of the crew of a Flying Fortress which crashed on the village of Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, and exploded with its cargo of bombs following the fire which broke out inside the bomber, are back on operational duties with the Eighth Air Force. The navigator and bomb-aimer are still in hospital, recovering from injuries. They were rescued from the blazing Fortress shortly before the explosion. Gai. December 11 1943. Note to censor: This story covers the set of four pictures under the above title.’