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First Lieutenant Charles R. Patten, of the 306th Bomb Group, inside a Jeep. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942. [stamp] and ‘238776.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Former salesman at the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co., First Lt Charles R Patten, of the U.S. Air Corps, is preparing to hand out something stronger than paper to the Nazis. Patten, whose home is at 531 Melrose-street, Chicage, is married and has one child. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. White live at 3240 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. O.P.S. Lt Patten in a Jeep.'

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First Lieutenant Charles R. Patten, of the 303rd Bomb Group, inside a Jeep. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942. [stamp] and ‘238776.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Former salesman at the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co., First Lt Charles R Patten, of the U.S. Air Corps, is preparing to hand out something stronger than paper to the Nazis. Patten, whose home is at 531 Melrose-street, Chicage, is married and has one child. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. White live at 3240 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. O.P.S. Lt Patten in a Jeep.'

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  • Charles Patten

    Military | Captain | Adjutant
    On his 6th mission, he flew as waist gunner on Lt. William H. Marcotte crew on the 13 June 1943 Bremen mission. According to Russell Strong: 'Patten had visions of being a flyer himself; he thought that by completing twenty-five missions in any...

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Date Contributor Update
20 September 2017 12:05:35 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

Corrected Bomb Group to 306th Bomb Group.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:00 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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