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Personnel of the 466th Bomb Group watch a baseball match during the party to celebrate their 100th Mission. A B-24 Liberator is visible in the background. Image stamped on reverse: 'Central Press Photos.' [stamp], '351718.' [Censor no.] Printed caption attached to the reverse: '"LIBERATOR " BOMBERS CELEBRATES 100TH MISSION AND FIRST ANNIVERSARY. August 1944. At their airfied somewhere in England, a "Liberator" Heavy bomber group of the U.S. 8th Air Force, has just held a party to celebrate the 100th mission of a serles which begun with one of the heaviest daylight attacks on Berlin on record. The group is commanded by Col. Luther J. Fairbanks of Burt, Iowa, and the "100th Mission and Flight Aniversary Party" celebrations included inter-station base ball games, pony races Concert, and Dancing etc. ' [caption]. ' Passed for publication 22 Aug 1944' [stamp]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '466 Bg celebrating 100th mission with baseball game 8/18/44.'
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