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Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group study official bomb strike photos following a raid.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Reviewed and Passed 22 Feb 1944.' [stamp], '307063.' [Censor no.]

Printed caption on reverse: '2,000 planes strike at Reich again. For the first time, an all-American air force numbering 2,000 bomber and fighter aircraft took the air on Monday Feb 21st when they launched a massive raid on German air factories and aerodrome repair depots at Brunswick and North West Germany. Photo shows:- Viewing the strike photos of the raid. Left to right:- Lt. Col. Louis W. Rohr, Teaneck JN, group operations officer; Colonel Maurice A. Preston, Tulare, California, Commanding Officer of the Fort Group; and Major Marcus M. Elliott, Los-Angeles, group leader, viewing the official bomb strike photos shortly after returning from the highly successful raid over Germany. US Pool/ FP/H Keystone.'

IWM catalogue record

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Personnel of the 379th Bomb Group study official bomb strike photos following a raid. Image stamped on reverse: 'Reviewed and Passed 22 Feb 1944.' [stamp], '307063.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '2,000 planes strike at Reich again. For the first time, an all-American air force numbering 2,000 bomber and fighter aircraft took the air on Monday Feb 21st when they launched a massive raid on German air factories and aerodrome repair depots at Brunswick and North West Germany. Photo shows:- Viewing the strike photos of the raid. Left to right:- Lt. Col. Louis W. Rohr, Teaneck JN, group operations officer; Colonel Maurice A. Preston, Tulare, California, Commanding Officer of the Fort Group; and Major Marcus M. Elliott, Los-Angeles, group leader, viewing the official bomb strike photos shortly after returning from the highly successful raid over Germany. US Pool/ FP/H Keystone.'

Connections

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

People

  • Marcus Elliott

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer

  • Maurice Preston

    Military | General | Commanding Officer
    First Commander of the 379th BG Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Louis Rohr

    Military | Colonel | Air Executive Officer
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2015 16:41:48 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Associated person entries as named in the image caption.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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