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Major William Calhoun of the 303rd Bomb Group climbs into his B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Eight Ball". Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Photo Shows:- Major William Calhoun entering his plane "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].
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 | Colonel | Pilot; Operations Officer; Commanding Officer
Born 10 Nov 1919 Birmingham, AL, BA Degree Stanford Univ.