B-17 Fortress bombers of the 97th Bomb Group based in Italy flying over the Dinaric Alps in Yugoslavia on their way to bases in Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, 2 Jun 1944.Soviet Air Force Major General Alexei R. Perminov, commander of the air base at Poltava, Ukraine on the occasion of welcoming the first American Operation Frantic bombers to the base, 2 Jun 1944.United States ambassador to the USSR, W. Averell Harriman, being greeted by Soviet MGen Alexei Perminov, at the air base at Poltava, Ukraine on the arrival of the first US bombers of Operation Frantic, 2 Jun 1944.
B-17 Fortress bombers of the 97th Bomb Group based in Italy flying over the Dinaric Alps in Yugoslavia on their way to bases in Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, 2 Jun 1944.Soviet Air Force Major General Alexei R. Perminov, commander of the air base at Poltava, Ukraine on the occasion of welcoming the first American Operation Frantic bombers to the base, 2 Jun 1944.United States ambassador to the USSR, W. Averell Harriman, being greeted by Soviet MGen Alexei Perminov, at the air base at Poltava, Ukraine on the arrival of the first US bombers of Operation Frantic, 2 Jun 1944.


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