American and Soviet servicemen address bombs to Germany at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, summer 1944.Crew of B-17F Fortress #42-30117 with the 95th Bomb Group posing in front of their airplane at Poltava, Ukraine during an Operation Frantic shuttle mission, summer 1944. The aircraft name translates to Polar Star.Printed on Rayon, Blood Chit with Russian text issued to American airmen involved in Operation Frantic on their shuttle bombing missions into and out of Ukraine from bases in Italy and the United Kingdom, 1944.View of the Poltava tent city as seen from an arriving B-17 Fortress on an Operation Frantic mission, Poltava, Ukraine, summer 1944 (still image from an Army Signal Corps movie film).
American and Soviet servicemen address bombs to Germany at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, summer 1944.Crew of B-17F Fortress #42-30117 with the 95th Bomb Group posing in front of their airplane at Poltava, Ukraine during an Operation Frantic shuttle mission, summer 1944. The aircraft name translates to Polar Star.Printed on Rayon, Blood Chit with Russian text issued to American airmen involved in Operation Frantic on their shuttle bombing missions into and out of Ukraine from bases in Italy and the United Kingdom, 1944.View of the Poltava tent city as seen from an arriving B-17 Fortress on an Operation Frantic mission, Poltava, Ukraine, summer 1944 (still image from an Army Signal Corps movie film).
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.American and Soviet servicemen crowd around a Jeep at Poltava air base, Ukraine during Operation Frantic, 21 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.American and Soviet servicemen crowd around a Jeep at Poltava air base, Ukraine during Operation Frantic, 21 Jun 1944.
Soviet pilots Andrea Hincerockur and Corzen Venzopkin flank United States Army Lieutenant Thompson Highfill of the 99th Bomb Group in front of a Soviet P-39 Airacobra, Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 21 Jun 1944.Soviet Yak-9 fighters and American B-17 Fortress bombers of the 99th Bomb Group based in Italy, along with Soviet and American crews, at Poltava, Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, 21 Jun 1944.Thought to be the only photograph taken during the nighttime bombing attack on American B-17 bombers at Poltava, Ukraine, 22 Jun 1944 during Operation Frantic. The bright streaks are likely flares to light up the field.Wreckage of a 452nd Bomb Group B-17 Fortress as part of Operation Frantic after being destroyed on the ground the night before during a German bombing attack on Poltava, Ukraine, 22 Jun 1944.
Soviet pilots Andrea Hincerockur and Corzen Venzopkin flank United States Army Lieutenant Thompson Highfill of the 99th Bomb Group in front of a Soviet P-39 Airacobra, Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 21 Jun 1944.Soviet Yak-9 fighters and American B-17 Fortress bombers of the 99th Bomb Group based in Italy, along with Soviet and American crews, at Poltava, Ukraine as part of Operation Frantic, 21 Jun 1944.Thought to be the only photograph taken during the nighttime bombing attack on American B-17 bombers at Poltava, Ukraine, 22 Jun 1944 during Operation Frantic. The bright streaks are likely flares to light up the field.Wreckage of a 452nd Bomb Group B-17 Fortress as part of Operation Frantic after being destroyed on the ground the night before during a German bombing attack on Poltava, Ukraine, 22 Jun 1944.
Aerial photo for bomb damage assessment on the synthetic oil factory at Ruhland, Germany following an Operation Frantic bombing strike on 21 Jun 1944 (24 Aug 1944 photo).US Major General Edmund Hill, an unidentified British RAF Group Captain, and US ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, Feb 1945 as Harriman was traveling to the Yalta Conference.P-51D Mustang in the maintenance area at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, Apr 1945. This was one of the last stragglers from Operation Frantic that flew its last operational mission seven months earlier.B-17G Fortress of the 401st Bomb Group based at Deenethorpe, England on the ramp at Poltava, Ukraine alongside a B-24 Liberator and a C-47 Skytrain, 11 Apr 1945. Poltava was used by US bombers during Operation Frantic.
Aerial photo for bomb damage assessment on the synthetic oil factory at Ruhland, Germany following an Operation Frantic bombing strike on 21 Jun 1944 (24 Aug 1944 photo).US Major General Edmund Hill, an unidentified British RAF Group Captain, and US ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, Feb 1945 as Harriman was traveling to the Yalta Conference.P-51D Mustang in the maintenance area at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, Apr 1945. This was one of the last stragglers from Operation Frantic that flew its last operational mission seven months earlier.B-17G Fortress of the 401st Bomb Group based at Deenethorpe, England on the ramp at Poltava, Ukraine alongside a B-24 Liberator and a C-47 Skytrain, 11 Apr 1945. Poltava was used by US bombers during Operation Frantic.
A B-24L Liberator of the 459th Bomb Group based in Italy after arriving at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 12 Apr 1945.Soviet Major General S.K. Kovalev and US Major General John Deane with an interpreter at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 12 Apr 1945. MGen Deane was stationed in Moscow as the US military attaché to the Soviet Union.
A B-24L Liberator of the 459th Bomb Group based in Italy after arriving at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 12 Apr 1945.Soviet Major General S.K. Kovalev and US Major General John Deane with an interpreter at Poltava Air Base, Ukraine, 12 Apr 1945. MGen Deane was stationed in Moscow as the US military attaché to the Soviet Union.
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