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"Perhaps a pastoral scene by Millet-except for the presence of the big bombers in the background. This shot was taken at a "Flying fortress" base somewhere in England. . The airdrome is set right in the middle of farm lands, with crops being raised and cattle being bred uninterrupted by war. This dairy herd managed somehow to wander onto one corner of the field on the principle, no doubt, that distant fields are always the greenest."

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30242

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2018 08:23:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29023564?terms=42-30242

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