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Sergeant Walter V Budziszewski, of the 100th Bomb Group, checks his rifle.

Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942. [stamp] and ‘238803.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"Now send me a Hun" said Sgt. Walter Charles Buazisz, of 3510, McLeen Avenue, Chicago. Sgt Budzisz likes England all right but he wishes "he could get some American beer". He sends "Happy days" to his fiancee Miss Imogene Starbach, of Freewater, Oregon. Educated at Weber High School, Sgt. Buzisz hopes to take back some real he-man stories for the entertainment of the school. AC 85.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Sergeant Walter Charles Buazisz, of the 303rd Bomb Group, checks his rifle in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5177) nicknamed "Fast Woman (Fast Worker II)". Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 16 Dec 1942. [stamp] and ‘238803.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: '"Now send me a Hun" said Sgt. Walter Charles Buazisz, of 3510, McLeen Avenue, Chicago. Sgt Budzisz likes England all right but he wishes "he could get some American beer". He sends "Happy days" to his fiancee Miss Imogene Starbach, of Freewater, Oregon. Educated at Weber High School, Sgt. Buzisz hopes to take back some real he-man stories for the entertainment of the school. AC 85.'

Connections

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

People

  • Walter Budziszewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Machern in B-17 #4338043

Locations

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2017 10:56:20 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

I think that the typed up name in the official caption is a shortened version of Budziszewski's name.
See enlistment record for airman: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&tf=F&q=1617...

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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