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Sergeant Donald J Morris of the 390th Bomb Group, points at a German butterfly bomb dropped on Parham airbase by a German raider. Image stamped on reverse: '23 Aug 1943.'[stamp, crossed out by censor], 'Not to be published.' [stamp] and '280037.'[Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Bomber Station Raided Last Night. A U.S. Bomber Station "somewhere in England" was raided by an anti-personnel raider last night, August 22, who dropped a number of butterfly bombs. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Sgt. Donald Morrie of Streater, Ill., cautiously approaches a butterfly bomb dropped during the raid last night, August 22. WOR 259910. 23-8-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Ministry of Information [Stamps].

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

Sergeant Donald Morrie of the 100th Bomb Group, points at a German butterfly bomb dropped on Thorpe Abbotts airbase by a German raider. Image stamped on reverse: '23 Aug 1943.'[stamp, crossed out by censor], 'Not to be published.' [stamp] and '280037.'[Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Bomber Station Raided Last Night. A U.S. Bomber Station "somewhere in England" was raided by an anti-personnel raider last night, August 22, who dropped a number of butterfly bombs. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Sgt. Donald Morrie of Streater, Ill., cautiously approaches a butterfly bomb dropped during the raid last night, August 22. WOR 259910. 23-8-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Ministry of Information [Stamps].

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Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

Locations

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 19:10:50 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Corrected caption from roster listing in the 390th Bomb Group unit history.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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