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Technical Sergeant John R Kalb of the 303rd Bomb Group fixes a pressure gauge. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairsls Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942.' [stamp] and '238792.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Technical Serg John R Kalb, of 2251 Montrose Ave, Chicago was an engineer with Arthur Rubloff Co. before the war. He is still doing technical work, but he is doing it in England with the US Army Air Corps. Well protected from the English winter, John is seen here checking a pressure gauge. His mother Mrs Margaret Kalb, also of Montrose Ave, and his old school friends from Lake View High School will be pleased to hear that though he enjoys his job, he is "just waiting to get home".'



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    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • John Kalb

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Instruments
    John was in charge of the propellor,sheet metal and electrical shops for the 367th squadron. He was after the war a general agent for State Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Chicago. He died 22 July 1992.


Date Contributor Update
20 September 2017 12:04:49 Lucy May Changes to unit associations

Corrected Bomb Group to 306th Bomb Group.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:52 AAM AAM ingest

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