IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Sergeant Joseph Anthony Spina, of the 303rd Bomb Group, with a mysterious bottle sent from home. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245697.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"Penza La Saluta, Mom" is the message sent back home by Sgt. Joseph Anthony Spina, of 66, Watts Street, New York City. We don't know what's in the jar, but Sgt. Spina does! Aged 36, and a bartender at the Club Holland, 55 Watts Street, he sends his love to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Spina, at the above address, and to his fiancee, Miss Virginia Pacello, 77, Second Ave., Raritan, N.Y. Sgt. Spina was educated at P.S. Manhattan. ANY 50' [caption]. '
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...