IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Second Lieutenant Henry Pratten of the 303rd Bomb Group reads a newspaper inside the Officers Club. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942.' [stamp] and '238735.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: '"Feeling fine. Like it here but there's no place like home". That message comes from 20 year-old 2nd Lt Henry Pratten, of 919 N. Leamington Ave , Chicago, here seen taking it easy in the Officers Club at the British air-field where he is serving. He went to Austin College and sends his greetings to his parents at above address.'
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 | Captain | STF; Quartermaster
Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Post war: Served in Korean conflict, retired in 1961.