IWM catalogue record
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Sergeant Andrew J. Dasch, of the 303rd Bomb Group, irons his uniform. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245687.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Formerly a clerk at Thomas Roulston Co., in Brooklyn, Sergeant Andrew J Dasch of a U.S. Bomb Squadron is enagaged to Miss Wanita King, of Van Buren, Maine. His parents , Mr and Mrs. George Dasch live at Smithtown Branch, Long Island. He sends this message home: "Everybody is treating us swell, but I still want to be home. Say hello to Wippy for me Mom." Sergeant Dasch is 24 years old and was educated at Smithtown Branch High School. ANY 40.'
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...