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Captain Jeremiah F O'Sullivan of the US Historical Division (European Theatre), plays a game of skittles.

Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245680.’ [Censor no.]

Printed caption on reverse: Playing a game of skittles, is Capt. Jeremiah F. O'Sullivan, of 2325 University Ave. New York City, now serving with the U.S.A.A Corps in Britain. Capt. O'Sullivan was formerly Professor of History and head of Dept., Fordham University School, N.Y.C. He is 39 years of age, married and took his Ph.D., degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He says - " I compliment the people of Britain on their spirit and also for their wonderful hospitality". ANY33.'

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Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245680.’ [Censor no.]

Printed caption on reverse: Playing a game of skittles, is Capt. Jeremiah F. O'Sullivan, of 2325 University Ave. New York City, now serving with the U.S.A.A Corps in Britain. Capt. O'Sullivan was formerly Professor of History and head of Dept., Fordham University School, N.Y.C. He is 39 years of age, married and took his Ph.D., degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He says - " I compliment the people of Britain on their spirit and also for their wonderful hospitality". ANY33.'

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People

  • Jeremiah O'Sullivan

    Military | Major | Tactical History
    Jeremiah F O'Sullivan was born in 1902 in Cork, Ireland. He emmigrated to the United States and became a historian of Medieval History at Fordham University, New York after obtaining his PHD from the University of Pennsylvania. ...

Locations

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 10:54:21 Emily Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Changed places associations from Molesworth to Thurleigh. O'Sullivan signed mission reports for the 306th Group on 27 Jan 1943 and over the course of the following months, which would suggest he was at Thurleigh at this time.

Censor numbers for other images in this series also pertain to 306th BG Personnel (see Adrian Poletti/ FRE 936 which was also wrongly identified as 303rd BG, and has censor no 245678)

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2015 11:00:29 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ammended Caption on disassociated 303rd BG. O'Sullivan was part of the US Forces Historical Division in the European Theatre.

Historical Section organisational structure on Fold 3

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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