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Joe Pellegrini of the 305th Bomb Group examines a map before a mission Passed for publication 22 Nov 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAAF 24. 305BG. Joe Pellegrini.' Printed caption on reverse: Pennsylvanians at Bomber Base in Britain. Associated Press Photo Shows: Lt. Joseph Pellegrini, 512 S. 7th St., Phila., PA. who took part in the Schweinfurt Raid, seen with a target folder. Lt. Pelligrini is Leading Bombardier in the bomber "Smilin' Thru' ". Censor no: 293876. On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].




  • 42-29784 Smilin' Thru

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    42-29784 Delivered to the Cheyenne, Wyoming Modification center on 18 February 1943. Moved to Salina, Kansas on 2 March 1943. Ferried overseas and assigned to the 366th Bombardment Squadron, squadron code KY-K, 305th Bombardment Group, station 105,...


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02 February 2015 10:00:16 AAM AAM ingest

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