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

Personnel of the 42nd Infantry ("Rainbow") Division present a captured Nazi Flag to the 305th Bomb Group. Inscription on flag: 'To the 8th Air Force. The Rainbow has avenged your losses at Schweinfurt.' Printed caption on reverse: ''71066 AC - The Nazi flag captured by the Rainbow Division presented to the 8th Air Force is examined by men of the 305th Bomb Group based in England.'



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

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