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Staff Sergeant William W. Fleming of the 303rd Bomb Group puts on his parachute harness before a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '274986.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Finally the parachute harness is fixed. On the chair is the parachute waiting to be attached. SEA July 16th 1943.'

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An airman of the 303rd Bomb Group puts on his parachute harness before a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '274986.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Finally the parachute harness is fixed. On the chair is the parachute waiting to be attached. SEA July 16th 1943.'

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  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

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    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

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Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 17:23:40 Lucy May Changes to caption
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See other photos in series: https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/236772

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:24:17 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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