FRE 10466


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Six of the crew of a 305th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress that shot down eleven Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf 190's in a single raid before being shot down themselves, and survived thirty hours at sea before being rescued by a Royal Navy ship. They have each been awarded the Purple Heart. Passed for publication 2 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'One Flying Fortress Destroyed Eleven Fw.190's. They shot these enemy planes down before being shot down themselves after a raid on Germany and were rescued from the sea by a British Ship after thirty hours on the water. O.P.S. Here are some of the crew returned to base after their rescue.' Censor no: 267441. On reverse: Daily Sketch, 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



ContributorLucy May
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