FRE 11147


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Pilots of the 52nd Fighter Group at a pre-mission briefing in October 1942. Passed for publication 24 Oct 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'American Army Fighters Flay The Huns. Oct. 1942. "First Front" American fighters in Europe are the members of the US Army Air Corps Fighter Groups now operating from their stations in England. The picture was taken at the Headquarters of an already famous American Army group which flies British "Spitfires", beating off enemy attacks or escorting bombers (maybe their own "Fortresses") on raids far into enemy-occupied Europe. Pilots of this US Army Air Corps Fighter Group being "briefed" prior to operations.' Censor no: 228725. On reverse: Central Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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Louis M. Senese. This Veteran lived for this USA. "Let's make no more Veterans of War"
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 711th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator



IWM, Roger Freeman Collection (uploaded May/2023)