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Sergeant Frank W Maurino of the 303rd Bomb Group receives a letter from home during a tea break. Image stamped on reverse:' Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943.' [stamp] and '245668.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"I'm sure it wont be long before we march down Fifth Avenue", says Sergeant Frank W Maurino, 1334 W 6th Street, Brooklyn NY, as he reads a letter from home and drinks a mug of tea to keep him warm at an American Army Air Force station somewhere in England. Aged 26, Sgt Maurino was educated at Brooklyn College and was a correspondent with Cluett-Peabody, 2 Park Ave NYC before joining the Air Force. He wants his parents, and his girl friend Lucille Lightcap, 1746 East 24th St Brooklyn to know that: "There's nothing like the Air Corps life. We live clean, eat well, and are in as good a country as anybody on foreign service could wish for."'

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  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

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    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...

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:45 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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