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IWM catalogue record

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

"Staff Sergeant Jayson C. Smart of the 305th Bomb Group with a cut brow, caused by a splinter during a mission over the Rhur, 12 August 1943.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 26 Aug 1943.' [stamp] and '280695.' [censor no]

Printed caption attached to the reverse: Warrior's Return Keystone photo shows: On a recent raid over the Ruhr Valley, S/Sgt. Jayson C. Smart, waist gunner on the Fortress "Big Bust", was wounded by enemy fire. This picture was taken immediately after S/sgt. Smart had been removed from the plane. He is a native of Branch [?], New York. Although still bleeding, grim determination is reflected in Sgt. Smart's face. U.S.POOL/F KEYSTONE"

Connections

Units

  • 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...

People

  • Jayson Smart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Smart was from Branchport New York, he enlisted in August 1942, at 20 years old. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2019 17:25:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

IWM- FRE 14280

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