IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 351st Bomb Group enjoy coffee and doughnuts. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 1 January 1944, [stamp], '298326.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Doughnuts and coffee after "Biggest Ever" day raid on Germany. Associated Press Photo Shows: Crew-members who took part in the "Biggest Ever" daylight raid on Germany on December 30 enjoy Doughnuts and coffee on their return at a US bomber station "somewhere in England".'
The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Damaged by fighters and flak enroute on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR and crashed on the return near Amiens, FR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3517 'Happy Warrior'. Evaded (EVD).