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A bomber crew of the 390th Bomb Group and their new dog mascot "Eager" with their B-17 Flying Fortress after the Regensburg Shuttle Mission.

Printed caption on reverse: 'Regensburg Raiders Return From North Africa - Bombing Bordeaux En Route. Associated Press Photo Shows:- The crew of one of the Flying Fortresses which took part in the two-way assault on Hitler's Europe, photographed at their base in Britain when they landed, after bombing Bordeaux on the return from from North Africa. Left to right: Lt. Albert C. Rood, Pilot, 24, of Raleigh, N.C., 2/Lt. Vincent J. MacDonald, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bombardier: Sgt. Arthur W. Judd, 31 of Oconto Falls, Wis., Waist-Gunner: Sgt. Theodore G. Converse, 20 of Greenwich, Conn., Tail-Gunner: Sgt. Willis P. Roy, 23 of St. Paul, Minn., Radio Operator, holding "Eager", a terrier mascot which joined the crew in Africa, 2/Lt. Harold J. Wolosin, 25, of East Grange, N.J., Navigator: 2/Lt. Frank E. Ward, 23, of Bremerton, Wash., Co-Pilot: Sgt. Elmer W. Leonard, 22, of Thorndike, Me., Engineer; Sgt. Milton C. Schwermer, 19, of Michigan City, Ind., Ball Turret Gunner; and Sgt. Swen A. Zetterberg, 19, of Rockfort, Ill., Waist Gunner. TET 259969. 25-8-43-U.'

Passed as censored 25 Aug 1943.

On reverse: Ministry of Information, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Associated Press [Stamps].

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A bomber crew of the 390th Bomb Group and their new dog mascot "Eager" with their B-17 Flying Fortress after the Regensburg Shuttle Mission. Printed caption on reverse: 'Regensburg Raiders Return From North Africa - Bombing Bordeaux En Route. Associated Press Photo Shows:- The crew of one of the Flying Fortresses which took part in the two-way assault on Hitler's Europe, photographed at their base in Britain when they landed, after bombing Bordeaux on the return from from North Africa. Left to right: Lt. Albert C. Rood, Pilot, 24, of Raleigh, N.C., 2/Lt. Vincent J. MacDonald, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bombardier: Sgt. Arthur W. Judd, 31 of Oconto Falls, Wis., Waist-Gunner: Sgt. Theodore G. Converse, 20 of Greenwich, Conn., Tail-Gunner: Sgt. Willis P. Roy, 23 of St. Paul, Minn., Radio Operator, holding "Eager", a terrier mascot which joined the crew in Africa, 2/Lt. Harold J. Wolosin, 25, of East Grange, N.J., Navigator: 2/Lt. Frank E. Ward, 23, of Bremerton, Wash., Co-Pilot: Sgt. Elmer W. Leonard, 22, of Thorndike, Me., Engineer; Sgt. Milton C. Schwermer, 19, of Michigan City, Ind., Ball Turret Gunner; and Sgt. Swen A. Zetterberg, 19, of Rockfort, Ill., Waist Gunner. TET 259969. 25-8-43-U.' Passed as censored 25 Aug 1943. On reverse: Ministry of Information, US Army Press Censor ETO, US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau and Associated Press [Stamps].

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Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

People

  • Theodore Converse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Evaded.

  • Eager dog

    Military | Mascot

  • Arthur Judd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Elmer Leonard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Vincent McDonald

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #423426 'Spider. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Rood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    22 October 1943 accident on landing B17#42-37803 on flight to Hucknall to pick up Bombardier from hospital. All crew returned.

  • Willis Roy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Milton Schwermer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 46

  • Frank Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Wolosin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #4230265 'Pinky. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 16:43:24 rossingtonj Changes to person associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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