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A bomber crew of the 385th Bomb Group find shade under a B-17 Flying Fortress in North Africa. Crews from the 385th Bomb Group landed at Telerghma airfield, Algeria, after the Regensburg mission on 17 August 1943.

Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943.
Printed caption on reverse: '#66. Aircrew camping under Fortress wing in N. Africa.' Censor no: 282421.
On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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A bomber crew of the 385th Bomb Group find shade under a B-17 Flying Fortress in North Africa. Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '#66. Aircrew camping under Fortress wing in N. Africa.' Censor no: 282421. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

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Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:03 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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