FRE 965


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Staff Sergeant William W. Fleming of the 303rd Bomb Group puts on his parachute harness before a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Jul 1943.' [stamp] and '274986.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Finally the parachute harness is fixed. On the chair is the parachute waiting to be attached. SEA July 16th 1943.'


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Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Staff Sergeant William W. Fleming of the 303rd Bomb Group cleans and inspects a belt of ammunition. A censor has obscured the insignia on Fleming's jacket. Passed as censored 9 Apr 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Going straight from School into the Air Force S/Sgt. (Gunner) Wm. W. Fleming, of Jenkins, Kentucky, has already taken part in 10 raids on Jerry and won the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster. Only 20 years of age, he is married and has one child. "I'd like to see everyone back home," he says, "but
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13033168
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:24:17

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