IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Bert S Von Schmidt and a colleague of the 303rd Bomb Group at the bar in the Officers Club. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942.'[stamp] and '238758.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: '"Aloha, Mommy" Lt. Bert S Von Schmidt of 715 Brompton Place, Chicago was in business in finance before he joined the AAF. He is 35 and married. Though he thinks Britain is a grand country, he adds in his message to his wife "but I wont be happy till I am back in your arms". OPS Lt Von Schmidt preparing to enjoy a big drink at the club bar.'
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...