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

Photographers of the 390th Bomb Group receive instructions before a mission. Image via BL Davies Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: '"FLYING CAMERMAN" GET LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS. Censor No. 290598. Very little has been said about enemy occupied territory: The aerial photographers attached to the Eighth Air Force. These 'Flying Cameraman' are the unsung heroes of the air. They face the same dangers as the combat crews with admirable courage and determination. Picture shows: A group of photographers attached to the 8th Air Force receiving last minute instructions before taking off on another mission over continental Europe. U.S. Pool/ F. Keystone SG. 474520.'



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


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