IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Personnel of the 305th Bomb Group don their flight gear before a mission in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 21 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '259781.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'No 5. Photo shows: Left to right; S/Sergeant Lyle F. Horton, Mongantown, West Virginia. S/Sergeant W/L/ Jamison, Lima , Ohio, S/Sergeant Gerald W. Brookman, Wichitta Falls, Texas dressing ready for a flight.'
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...