Captain William B Musselwhite.
Typed on a piece of paper pasted to the back of photo:
PASSED BY THE CENSOR NO. 2 12081
AMERICAN FLYING FORTRESSES WAIT FOR ZERO HOUR
ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTO SHOWS: CLOSE-UP OF A
FLYING FORTRESS PILOT- THE C.O. OF THE
STATION, CAPT. WILLIAM B. MUSSELWHITE OF
AKP/ROB 248790 27742
There is also some pencil marks and writing. Name is Circled. "file" is written below the circle.
Also has associated press photo stamp
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
William Musselwhite served as a pilot with the 97th Bomb Group out of Grafton Underwood. He flew in the first all-American raid on Europe on 17 August 1942.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42 PEGGY D on co-pilot’s side; with Capt Bill Musselwhite on 1st 8AF mission 17/8/42; 92BG Bovingdon /9/42; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-A1] Ridgewell 7/43 as hack & tow target; to 2SAD 21/8/43 and ret 24/8/43 used to...
Military site : airfield
Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...
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