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Staff Sergeant Harry Meyers of the 303rd Bomb Group adjusts his flying boots. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publciation 16 Dec 1942.' [stamp] and '238791.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"Ready to go". Here is S/Sgt Harry N Meyers,of 114 Rohman Ave ,Peoria, Ill. Fixing his flying kit. Aged 26, married, he worked as a carpenter way back in the days of peace. His parents, Mr and Mrs Albert A Meyers are at 919 Ellis St Peoria, Ill. Sgt Meyers went to Manuel Training High School. His message home is-" Britains OK., but will be glad to get back to the old U. S."[Printed caption] Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942.'
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 | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner
Neal Meyers was a waist gunner on a B-17, surviving 5 missions. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart on Nov 8, 1942 for downing a Focke-Wulf FW-190 aircraft, wounded on the same mission.