Press Photograph (1942)
Ground Markings for Enemy Bombers - Roadway
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: '6601 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.) / "V" Points Way to Airbase / An obscure roadway, in existance (sic) for several years in a quiet country section, is innocent enough, but when an inverted "V" was added, the two formed a perfect arrow -- pointing dead to an Eastern Air base. The end of the path was 500 yards from the "V" so only from the air could the meaning of the marker could be ascertained. (Watch Release Date, Monday Aug. 10.) / Associated Press Photo 8/6/42 First Air Force RVA 250p WABC SUH MONT TORGM NYT1SP1 PA TMC L Mex Baires 129'