FRE 10149


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Sergeant James C Hill, from Phoenix, Arizona, is at work repairing the very large hole torn in the fuselage of the radio compartment of a 447th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress after the 7 March 1944 raid on Berlin. The radio operator was thrown out of the aircraft without his parachute by the attack. Passed for publication 10 Mar 1944. Printed caption on reverse: 'First Aid For Fortress Casualties. MB/Hess. Photo Shows:- Photo taken inside fuselage, giving a crew's view of the damage. It was through this aperture that the Wireless/Operator fell, when he was shot from his cabin. He fell to earth minus his parachute. Here, Sgt. James C. Hill, of Phoenix, Arizona, member of a repair crew, is busily at work. Fox Photos: 10th March, 1944. 8.' Censor no: 310622. On reverse: Fox Photos, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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


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