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Second Lieutenant William J. Anderson, of the 303rd Bomb Group, stands on the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245648.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '2nd Lt. William J Anderson, of the U.S. Air Corps, whose parents live at 49 Garden Street, Roslyn Hts. N.Y., was a Bank Clerk with the National City Bank, New York, before he took up flying. Here seen inspecting his airplane, Anderson is 23, single and a pupil of Roslyn High School. ANY 1. '



  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...


  • William Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    William Anderson, worked as a bank clerk in New York before the war. He lived with his parents at 49 Garden Street, Roslyn Heights, NY. As of 20 April 1943, he had navigated his plane in 17 raids. This has gained him the Air Medal and 2 Clusters at the...


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