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Master Sergeant Clarence W. Riffer and Sergeant Thomas Zetterval of the 353rd Fighter Group fix a bomb onto a P-47 Thunderbolt. Not To Be Published' 28 Nov 1943, Passed for publication 4 Dec 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S. Fighters Now Carry Bombs. Photo Shows:- Bombing up a Thunderbolt P-47 at a U.S. Army Air Force station in Britain. Master Sgt. Clarence W. Riffer, of Farrell, Penn. (left) and Sgt. Thomas Zetterval, of Portland, Virginia. G. November 1943. PN.' On reverse: Planet News Ltd, Not To Be Published , US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...


  • Clarence Riffer

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Thomas Zettervall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 353FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:58 AAM AAM ingest

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