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Hollywood actor Clark Gable, talks to Sergeant Phil Hulse and Sergeant Kenneth Huls of the 351st Bomb Group from the waist gun position of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 6 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Clark Gable Serves In England: Clark Gable has slipped into this country as Capt. Gable and is serving with the U.S. Army Air Force somewhere in England, as a Gunnery Instructor. He hopes that his movements will not be accompanied by the publicity that he had a while ago, because he wants to get down to the job as others are doing. Keystone Photo Shows: Gable talks, from behind a machine-gun, to Sgt. Gunner Phil Hulse, of Springfield, Mo., Right, and Sgt. Gunner Kenneth Huls, from Perkin, Oklahoma.’ On reverse: US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamp]. Print No: 268131.

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Hollywood actor Clark Gable, talks to Sergeant Phil Hulse and Sergeant Kenneth Huls of the 91st Bomb Group from the waist gun position of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 6 Jun 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Clark Gable Serves In England: Clark Gable has slipped into this country as Capt. Gable and is serving with the U.S. Army Air Force somewhere in England, as a Gunnery Instructor. He hopes that his movements will not be accompanied by the publicity that he had a while ago, because he wants to get down to the job as others are doing. Keystone Photo Shows: Gable talks, from behind a machine-gun, to Sgt. Gunner Phil Hulse, of Springfield, Mo., Right, and Sgt. Gunner Kenneth Huls, from Perkin, Oklahoma.’ On reverse: US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamp]. Print No: 268131.

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Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clark Gable

    Military | Major | Cameraman, Gunner, Actor
    Clark Gable flew 5 missions as Captain filming 50,000 ft of gunnery combat during 1943. He received the Air Medal for his service. 1 mission was flown with the 303rd BG. The rest were with the 351st BG in different aircraft. The film was named 'Combat...

  • Kenneth Huls

    Military | Technical Sergeant

  • Phillip Hulse

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Flight Engineer
    Technical Sergeant Philip G. Hulse flew 25 Missions as top turret gunner and flight engineer on the Argonaut B-17's, 1-4. Phil was awarded 4 Bronze Stars, Air Medal W/9 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Flying Cross & Good Conduct Medal. His missions...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 13:17:41 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption and unit associations
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Correction to Bomb Group association.

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2014 12:52:42 Tom Changes to caption and person associations
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Associated people from the Roger Freeman Collection image caption

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:21 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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