FRE 4157


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Personnel of the 303rd Bomb Group watch comedian Bob Hope perform during his tour of American airfields. Passed for publication 18 Jul 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '303BG, 15/7/1943.' Printed caption attached: 'Bob Hope Entertains The American Air Force In Britain. Bob Hope, the famous American comedian, with Frances Langford, his blonde partner, are touring American airfields in Britain to entertain American personnel. Photo Shows:- American Air Force personnel crowded around Bob Hope as he entertained them on an American airfield in Britain. SEA July 15th 1943. PN.' On reverse: Planet News, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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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


Comedian Bob Hope in the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress, during a visit to the 94th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:45:19

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection