IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Staff Sergeant Harry J Brody of the 303rd Bomb Group receives a letter from home. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257536.' [Censor no] Printed caption on reverse: 'Holder of the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster, S/Sergt. Harry J. Brody, of Bloomfield, Montana, looks in the mail box for news from home. He is 24 years of age, formerly a cowboy, and engaged to Miss Jeanne Gertison, of Gendive, Montana. He has been on 21 raids but says that he is living "high and easy". He went to the Circle High School, Montana. U.56. Not to be published before Apl. 20, 1943.'
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 | Sergeant | Radio Operator
Jim Brody grew up in eastern Montana. He flew his missions as the ball turret gunner on the B-17 "Hell's Angels" (Baldwin crew) and returned to the U.S. I have heard that he was credited with destroying 11 German airplanes, but I don't know if that...