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Second Lieutenant Richard R Hopper, a bombardier of the 303rd Bomb Group, with a fellow airman inside an army hut. Hopper has drawn a list of his raids on the wall. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 9 Apr 1943.' [stamp] and '257525.'[Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Winner of the Purple Heart and the Air Medal "nd Lt. Bombardier Richard R. Hopper stands in front of a list of raids in 16 of which he has taken part. Hopper is 23 years of age and before joining the U.S.A.A.F. lived with his parents at 2144, Arthur Avenue, Fresno, Cal. He was educated at Fresno State College. U.74. Not to be published before 20th April 1943.'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 | First Lieutenant | Bombardier