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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Major William Calhoun, of the 303rd Bomb Group, inspects ground personnel working on his B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Eight Ball". Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Major William Calhoun, aged 22, looking at workmen repairing the wing of his ship "The Eight Ball". He led the raid on Huls, and also flew Captain Clark Gable on his only flight over Germany. SEA July 17th 1943 PN.' On reverse: Planet News 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...


  • William Calhoun

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Operations Officer; Commanding Officer
    Born 10 Nov 1919 Birmingham, AL, BA Degree Stanford Univ. ...


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