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

Colonel Henry G. Macdonald, of the 305th Bomb Group, in flight gear in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Officer, 8th Air Force - An 8th Air Force Photo. AN EIGHTH AIR FORCE BOMBER STATION, ENGLAND, Colonel Henry G. MacDonald of 111 Green Street, San Francisco, California, commanding officer of the 305th Bombardment Group, has just returned from landing the Flying Fortress of the First Air Division in the Eighth Air Force attack on German Army headquarters and training station near Zossen. Describing the mission, Colonel MacDonald said, "There was a lot of haze and smoke from previous bombing over the target, but we had a visual bomb run and I think we hit it." Pictures taken during the attack confirmed his opinion of the 305th's bombing accuracy, showing several direct hits on the group's aiming point.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '3/3/43.'



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    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...


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    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Commanding Officer 305th Bombardment Group 23-Oct-44 to 22-Apr-46.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:45 AAM AAM ingest

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