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Technical Sergeant Frank Kimotek, radio operator of the 303rd Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. On reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Radio operator Technical Sergeant Frank Kimotek of Hell's Angels. SEA July 17th 1943 PN.' Planet News Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...


  • Frank Kimotek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Amiens-Glisy, France in B-17 42-29635 'Augerhead' on 31-Aug-43; Flak hits slowed ship down then enemy aircraft struck....


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