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Second Lieutenant William J Anderson, of the 303rd Bomb Group, smokes a cigar during a game of cards.

Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257542.' [Censor no.]
Printed caption on reverse: 'Formerly a bank clerk in New York, 2nd Lieut Willaim J. Andersen, whose home is with his parents at 49 Garden Street, Roslyn Htd, N.Y., has navigated his plane in 17 raids on the Hun.This has gained him the Air Medal and 2 Clusters at the age of 23. Our picture shows him pausing during a game of cards at the services club "Somewhere in England." U65. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.'

IWM catalogue record

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Second Lieutenant William J Andersen, of the 303rd Bomb Group, smokes a cigar during a game of cards. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257542.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Formerly a bank clerk in New York, 2nd Lieut Willaim J. Andersen, whose home is with his parents at 49 Garden Street, Roslyn Htd, N.Y., has navigated his plane in 17 raids on the Hun.This has gained him the Air Medal and 2 Clusters at the age of 23. Our picture shows him pausing during a game of cards at the services club "Somewhere in England." U65. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.'

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • 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...

Locations

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2017 11:25:35 Lucy May Changes to caption, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections from info in caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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