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

Sergeant Henry Kwasneske, of the 303rd Bomb Group, checks an ammunition belt under the wing of his B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942. [stamp] and ‘238725.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Somebody's going to be busy. Sergt. Henry Kwasneske, 918 Elizabeth Street, Joliet, Ill. checks over a belt of ammunition while sitting beneath the wing of his plane at an American Army Air Force station somewhere in England. Henry was a carpenter with Sanderson and Porter before the war, but he is fixing quite other sorts of jobs now. "Everything O.K. Food good", is the message he sends his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Kwasneske, of the above address.'



  • 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...


  • George Kwasneske

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial gunner
    George Kwasneske served as an aerial gunner with the 8th Air Force in Britain.


Date Contributor Update
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