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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Staff Sergeant Charles D. Hill a waist gunner of the 306th Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 2 Feb 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'American Airmen Who Made First Daylight Raid On Geramny. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Staff Sgt. Charles D. Hill of Baltimore, Maryland, the waist gunner of the first Fortress to bomb Wilhelmshaven. TET 254771/2. 1-2-43.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    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,...


  • Charles Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    He flew on Lt. Earl Tunnel crew. Joined the group in June 1942. He was in the lead plane as waist gunner on 1st Wilhenshaven, Germany mission with Gen. Armstrong. Shot down 6 March 1943 in B-17F 42-5378, 306BG/367BS as Waist Gunner. The aircraft ...


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