FRE 809


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The bomb dump of the 94th Bomb Group at Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham). Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for Publication 14 Dec 1943.' [stamp], 'Associated Press .' [stamp] and '296519.' [Censor no]. Printed caption on reverse: 'ORDINANCE SECTION OF U.S. AIR BASE. During wet, bad days when the Flying Forts are kept on the ground, the Ordinance Section at an air base continue their work in all kinds of weather- preparing the loads for the coming raids on Germany. Fresh shipments of high explosives are unloaded, readied, stacked and marked to await the next call to load the heavy daylight planes. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SHOWS:- Unloading 500 pound bombs from a truck, rolling them off the back of the truck and guiding them down a ramp into their storage revetment.'


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A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group stand with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30200) nicknamed "Slo Time Sally" and a bomb inscribed 'Special delivery to Hitler'. Inscription on bomb reads: 'Special delivery to Hitler, From Peggy of St. Louis.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:18:27

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection