Isn’t it hard to imagine that these images were taken in 1944? They were, and casual followers of the blog will remember that this is only a sneak peek of a larger collection of prints and negatives that I acquired from a series of two eBay auction in 2010 and 2011. The photographer, Alva V. Alegre was a professionally trained artist who served with the 388th Bomb Group during WWII. His treasure trove of images haunt me; my quest to figure out his life story has brought me many new leads and a number of new friends and acquaintances.
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