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Technical Sergeant Bernard H. Koenig of the 303rd Bomb Group, cleans his boots. Passed for publication 9 Apr 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'T/Sergt. Bernard H. Koenig, serving as a gunner with the U.S. Army Air Force in Britain, cleans some of England's mud from his shoes. Aged 20, Sergt. Koenig was formerly a student at Spencer, Nebr., his home town. His father, Mr. Adam L. Koenig, resides there. Sergt. Koenig has been on nine raids and holds the Air Medal & Oak Leaf Cluster. U.48. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.' On reverse: Current Affairs Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...


  • Bernard Koenig

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Evaded. . Shot down by fighters 4 July 1943 in B-17 #425792 'The Mugger'. With one engine on fire, plane crashed outised Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, France, where a monument was erected to Pilot Robert O'Connor and Bombardier Richard Peterson who were killed.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:45:16 AAM AAM ingest

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