Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va. (LOC)

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    Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

    Here's our mission. A combat crew receives final instructions just before taking off in a mighty YB-17 bomber from a bombardment squadron base at the field, Langley Field, Va.

    1942 May

    1 transparency : color.

    Notes:
    Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
    Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

    Subjects:
    United States--Army
    World War, 1939-1945
    Sunrises & sunsets
    Air bases
    Bombers
    Langley Air Force Base (Va.)
    United States--Virginia--Hampton

    Format: Transparencies--Color

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-31 (DLC) 93845501

    General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35094

    Call Number: LC-USW36-207

    gilmonster, Another Pint Please..., and 118 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sheepbait 87 months ago | reply

      wonderful lighting on this shot.

    2. RoninVision 87 months ago | reply

      Agreed. Wonder what he used?

    3. Ben.Millett 87 months ago | reply

      I featured this today on my website today. Thanks for making all these available to us.

    4. roderickbodine 87 months ago | reply

      Almost looks like a sepia print.

    5. djmark1972 87 months ago | reply

      amazing. everything about this one is amazing.

    6. Deb Ebbeling 86 months ago | reply

      This capture is so intense to me....

    7. Latente 囧 www.latente.it 86 months ago | reply

      RoninVision

      something like this:

    8. GeirBergh 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called War Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. Gerry Slabaugh 50 months ago | reply

      Though some photos are posed they still tell the story of the bravery of some barely old enough to shave

    10. Gerry Slabaugh 50 months ago | reply

      Having taken wedding photos for a couple of years with flash bulbs before my first electronic flash (and the qualitiy of 4x5 film rangefinder cameras) Used bulbs: "they are dang hot after firing"

    11. Norskejenta1 [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Photo of the Combat Crew .

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