IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Staff Sergeant George W Henderson, a tail gunner of the 303rd Bomb Group, in position inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257330.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Having flown on 20 missions against the enemy S/Sgt. (Gunner) George W. Henderson tells his parents at Columbus, Kansas, "You people back home keep buying 'em and we'll keep 'em flying." Here seen looking out of the tail window of his bomber, Henderson has been awarded the Air Medal and oak leaf clusters. He is 22 and was formerly a service station operator. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.'
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner