FRE 10406


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Captain Allen V. Martini, pilot of the 305th Bomb Group from 45 Manor Drive, San Fransisco, California, talks to newsmen after returning from a late May 1943 raid. Passed for publication 31 May 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Fortress Raid. At a Fortress station somewhere in England the big bombing groups go out for their day-light sweeps. The ground crews "sweat it out" waiting for their return. These pictures show some of the details of a return. Picture Shows:- 19- Capt. Allen V. Martini, of 45 Manor Drive, San Fran[damaged] shown here after the raid telling newsmen what [damaged] operation.' Censor no: 266822. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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Unofficial emblem, 305th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Captain Allen V. Martini, a pilot of the 305th Bomb Group, with his B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Dry Martini and the Cocktail Kids the 4th". Printed caption on reverse: '71077 USAF - Capt. Allen V. Martini, pilot of San Francisco, California, looks up at his Boeing B-17 "Dry Martini 4th, The Cocktail Kids" of the 305th Bomb Group based in England . 20 May 1943. U.S. AIR Force Photo.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Major



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