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

An airman of the 305th Bomb Group in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Southern Comfort". Passed for publication 17 Feb 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '305BG. 16-2-43.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



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    305th Bomb Group Can Do

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    B-17 Flying Fortress
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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:43:13 AAM AAM ingest

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