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

Lieutenant-Colonel Allison C Brooks, Colonel Harold W Borman and other airmen of the 401st Bomb Group watch for returning B-17 Flying Fortresses from the Control Tower. 24 December 1943.' Printed caption on reverse: '65552 AC- Lt Col Allison C Brooks (left), Col Harold W Borman (2nd from left) and other Air Force personnel of 401st Bomb Group scan the skies for sight of Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" returning from an attack on enemy installation in Europe. 24 December 1943. England. US Air Force Photo.'



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


  • Allison Brooks

    Military | Major General | Commanding Officer, 1st Scouting Force. Former Group Operations Officer (401st BG)
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF, Operations Officer. Transferred Scouting Force (ESF). Transferred 1st Scouting Force. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:19 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection