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First Lieutenant Joe Haas of the 303rd Bomb Group, waves from the cockpit window of his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24458) nicknamed "Hunga Dunga". Passed as censored Jan 25 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '41-24458.' Printed caption on reverse: 'How The Boys Live And Work At Flying Fortress Station In England. Wide World Photo Shows:- 1st Lieut. Joe Haas, 1190 Meredith Avenue, San Jose, Cal., waves from pilot's cockpit of his Fortress, "Hunga Dunga", before taking off. WW/ALA. 26-1-43.' On reverse: Ministry of Information, Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
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 | Pilot
1LT Joseph E. Haas was assigned as Pilot of B-17F 41-24558 [VJ:F] "Hunga Dunga", 303BG/358BS on 10-Sep-42 at Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan. He arrived with the aircraft at Molesworth, UK on 16-Oct-42. He flew B-17F 41-24558 on 6 Operations - 1...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Cheyenne 13/7/42; Lowry 3/8/42; Assigned 64BS/19BG Mareeba, Aus 21/8/42; transferred 65BS/43BG Torrens Creek, Aus; Iron Range, Aus 17/10/42; Milne Bay, NG 23/11/42; shot down over Rabaul 5/1/43 with Major Allen Lindbergh, Co-pilot: Capt Benton Daniel*,...