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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Captain Kelma K. LeMaster of the 384th Bomb Group examines a flak hole in his B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 19 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '279565.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'BATTERED BUT VICTORIOUS. This is a Flying Fortress that just returned from a mission. Bullets have torn holes in the fuselage and the wings, but the 'plane carried out its mission and the ground crew at the base waited to repair their aircraft. Keystone Photo Shows: Capt Kelma K Le Master of Portland, Oregon, looking at the damaged Fortress, US Pool/ F Keystone.'



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...


  • Kelma LeMaster

    Military | Major | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to ?BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:14 AAM AAM ingest

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