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

Captain Allen V. Martini, a pilot of the 305th Bomb Group, with his B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Dry Martini and the Cocktail Kids the 4th". Printed caption on reverse: '71077 USAF - Capt. Allen V. Martini, pilot of San Francisco, California, looks up at his Boeing B-17 "Dry Martini 4th, The Cocktail Kids" of the 305th Bomb Group based in England . 20 May 1943. U.S. AIR Force Photo.'



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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:42 AAM AAM ingest

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