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Private First Class William Archer uses a British-made teleprinter to send out field orders to USAAF Bomb Groups from Brampton Grange , the headquarters of the 1st Bomb Wing , 2 February 1943.

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Teleprinter operators send out Field Orders, PFC William Archer uses a British machine at Brampton Grange, Station No. 103, HQ 1 Air Div.' On reverse: US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamp]. Printed caption attached to reverse: Photo - 246568 Behind Scenes Pictures of U.S. Army Air Force Headquarters wing in England. (19 Pictures) Wide World Photo Shows: Working in Tele-printer room, right, is Private William archer, 1326, Webster Ave., N.Y.C. WW/ALA

IWM catalogue record

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

Private First Class William Archer uses a British-made teleprinter to send out field orders to USAAF Bomb Groups from Brampton Grange airbase, the headquarters of the 8th Air Force's 1st Air Division. Passed for publication 2 Feb 1943.

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Teleprinter operators send out Field Orders, PFC William Archer uses a British machine at Brampton Grange, Station No. 103, HQ 1 Air Div.' P On reverse: US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamp]. Printed caption attached to reverse: Photo - 246568 Behind Scenes Pictures of U.S. Army Air Force Headquarters wing in England. (19 Pictures) Wide World Photo Shows: Working in Tele-printer room, right, is Private William archer, 1326, Webster Ave., N.Y.C. WW/ALA

Connections

Units

  • 1st Bomb Wing

    1st Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The First Bomb Wing arrived in the UK in July 1942. The wing command became the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943, while the wing was retitled the 1st Combat Bomb Wing.

People

  • William Archer

    Military | Private First Class | Teleprinter Operator

Locations

  • Brampton Grange

    Military site : non-airfield
    The First Air Division HQ was established at the Grange Hotel, Brampton and very quickly became operational on 15th June 1942 under the command of Colonel Claude E Duncan; on 19th August, Brampton was officially activated as the First Bomb Wing...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 11:20:25 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Removed wrong association to William L Archer (447th BG)

Amended unit associations, as at the time of Image the 1st Air Division was the 1st Bomb Wing

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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