Press Photograph (1942)
Ground Markings for Enemy Bombers - Ploughed Field
6th August 1942
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
7 x 9 ins / 18 x 23 cms
Press caption label, Date and 'Associated Press' stamps and various production notations
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Image has been prepared for newspaper publication. Editor?scrop marks to front / printing instructions front and reverse.
Label to reverse reads: '6602 Associated Press Photo from New York / Caution: Use Credit (Editors: This is one of a set of pictures taken by observors of the US Army First Airforce of secret ground markings for enemy bombers. These pictures are for release to Monday papers, August 10. Watch Release Date.) / Plow Outlined Arrow For Enemy / A field, ploughed from one end to the other, except for a section in the middle which is left fallow, formed an arrow which from the air appears darker than that which has been plowed and the arrow pointed at an airplane factory nearby. In the eastern part of the US (Watch Release Date, Monday Aug. 10.) / Associated Press Photo 8/6/42 First Air Force RVA 412p WABC SUH TORGM NYT1SP1 PA TMC L Mex Baires 129 133'