IWM catalogue record
This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.
Private Rudolph Honsch, of the 303rd Bomb Group, reads a letter from home atop a bomb. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245695.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ''"A big bomb makes a good seat" thinks Pvt Rudolph Honsch, of 66 Fairview Ave., Box 57, Islip Terrace, Lond Island, N.Y. as he reads a letter from his parents, Mr & Mrs J. Honsch of the above address. Aged 32, Pvt. Honsch was formerly bell Capt. at the Hotel Pierre, 2 E. 61 Street, N.Y.C. ANY. 48.'
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 | Corporal
Formerly a Bell Hop at the Hotel Pierre, New York, he enlisted in 1942. He was photographed aged 37 by Current Affairs Photographers.