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An airman of the 447th Bomb Group with the top turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 9 March 1944.' [stamp]. Printed caption attached to the reverse: Photo ref. no. 310419. "Greatest air raid of all time on Berlin. Associated Press photo shows: T/Sgt. Ansel Snook, 46 year old top turret gunner. He is believed to be the oldest gunner in the ETO." GLE265782. 9344EM. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9/3/44, 447 BG Ansel Snook.'

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Units

The insignia of the 447th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

An airman of the 447th Bomb Group with the top turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 9 March 1944.' [stamp]. Printed caption attached to the reverse: Photo ref. no. 310419. "Greatest air raid of all time on Berlin. Associated Press photo shows: T/Sgt. Ansel Snook, 46 year old top turret gunner. He is believed to be the oldest gunner in the ETO." GLE265782. 9344EM. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9/3/44, 447 BG Ansel Snook.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Armory, Crew Chief, Engineer, Top Turret Gunner

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorJoeTate
ChangesChanges to person associations
Sources

An airman of the 447th Bomb Group with the top turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 9 March 1944.' [stamp]. Printed caption attached to the reverse: Photo ref. no. 310419. "Greatest air raid of all time on Berlin. Associated Press photo shows: T/Sgt. Ansel Snook, 46 year old top turret gunner. He is believed to be the oldest gunner in the ETO." GLE265782. 9344EM. Handwritten caption on reverse: '9/3/44, 447 BG Ansel Snook.'

Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:00
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection