IWM catalogue record
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First Lieutenant Daniel A McColl, a navigator of the 303rd Bomb Group, enjoys a beer in the Officers Club Bar. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943' [stamp] and '257524.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '1st Lieut. (Navigator) Daniel A. McColl has taken part in 7 raids and been awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal. He has a drink after returning to his British base from another raid. Aged 27, and maried, McColl was educated at Arkansas University and before joining up was an engineer with Texas HighWay Dept. U. &3. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.'
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
McColl was aged 27 when this photo was taken, the son of a Republican state senator. He was married and had a 1-year-old son at home in Idaho. He was killed in May 1943, when his aircraft went into a spin and ditched into the North Sea. After his death...