Lou Prucha WWII Service   


Transfer Overseas
17-Aug-1944
HQ Army Air Forces, Washington, DC, AFROO
Movement Order, Shipment FH-350

Movement Order - Pars. 1-3 - Move six A-20-J Repl. Crews from Hunter Fld. To overseas destination.

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18-Aug-1944
HQ 3rd Air Force Staging Wing G-ALT-s Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Special Orders No. 231

Extract - Par. 5 - Following A-20-G Repl Crew (Prucha, Ferguson, Wilson) is assigned Shipment FD-900-CL (Project 92794R) for permanent transfer from Hunter Field, Ga. to Dow Field, Bangor, ME to await dispatch to overseas destination. Includes Annex "A" with additional information.  (Page 1 of 2)

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18-Aug-1944
HQ 3rd Air Force Staging Wing G-ALT-s Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Special Orders No. 231

Extract - Par. 5 - Following A-20-G Repl Crew (Prucha, Ferguson, Wilson) is assigned Shipment FD-900-CL (Project 92794R) for permanent transfer from Hunter Field, Ga. to Dow Field, Bangor, ME to await dispatch to overseas destination. Includes Annex "A" with additional information.  (Page 2 of 2)

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21-Aug-1944
3rd Air Force Staging Wing Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Operations Orders No. 126

Extract - Par. 3 - Following crew members (Prucha & Ferguson) and Airplane (A-20H # 44-480, Project # 92794R), will proceed to Dow Field, Maine via specified route on or about 21 August 1944. Includes Annex "B" with route and flight information.  (Page 1 of 2)

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21-Aug-1944
3rd Air Force Staging Wing Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Operations Orders No. 126

Extract - Par. 3 - Following crew members (Prucha & Ferguson) and Airplane (A-20H # 44-480, Project # 92794R), will proceed to Dow Field, Maine via specified route on or about 21 August 1944. Includes Annex "B" with route and flight information.  (Page 2 of 2)

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21-Aug-1944
HQ 1379th AAF Base Unit, North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, Dow Fld, Bangor, MA
Operations Orders No. 21

Extract - Par. 7 - Following named crews will proceed from Dow Field, Bangor, Maine to unspecified destination for PERMANENT change of station. Airplane: A-20-H-10-D0 44-480, (Crew No. FD- -CL-7A) 2nd Lt Lumir J Prucha and Sgt Leland C Ferguson named.  (Page 1 of 2)

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21-Aug-1944
HQ 1379th AAF Base Unit, North Atlantic Division, Air Transport Command, Dow Fld, Bangor, MA
Operations Orders No. 21

Extract - Par. 7 - Following named crews will proceed from Dow Field, Bangor, Maine to unspecified destination for PERMANENT change of station. Airplane: A-20-H-10-D0 44-480, (Crew No. FD- -CL-7A) 2nd Lt Lumir J Prucha and Sgt Leland C Ferguson named.  (Page 2 of 2)

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21-Aug-1944
Port Supply Officer, AAF Base Unit 1379, Dow Field, Me.

Shipping Ticket

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22-Aug-1944
Savannah, GA

Change of Address postcard sent to Mr & Mrs Geo. Prucha  (Page 1 of 2)

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22-Aug-1944
Savannah, GA

Change of Address postcard sent to Mr & Mrs Geo. Prucha  (Page 2 of 2)

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31-Aug-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of August, 1944  (Page 1 of 2)

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31-Aug-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of August, 1944  (Page 2 of 2)

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02-Sep-1944
HQ 3rd Air Force Staging Wing G-ALT-s Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Special Orders No. 246

Extract - Par. 19 - Following named A-20-J Repl Crews Transfered to Gravelly Point, VA. L.J. Prucha not on list.  (Page 1 of 2)

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02-Sep-1944
HQ 3rd Air Force Staging Wing G-ALT-s Hunter Fld., Savanna, GA
Special Orders No. 246

Extract - Par. 19 - Following named A-20-J Repl Crews Transfered to Gravelly Point, VA. L.J. Prucha not on list.  (Page 2 of 2)

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07-Sep-1944
Hunter Fld, GA to SPWK

Envelope with handwritten flight dates/times from Hunter Fld, GA overseas to SPWK  (Page 1 of 2)

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07-Sep-1944
Hunter Fld, GA to SPWK

Envelope with handwritten flight dates/times from Hunter Fld, GA overseas to SPWK  (Page 2 of 2)

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07-Sep-1944
Hunter Fld, GA

Property credit for Leland C. Ferguson

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07-Sep-1944
Hunter Fld, GA

Property credit for Lumir J.Prucha

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08-Sep-1944
HQ Washington National Airport Army Air Base, 503d AAF Base Unit, Air Transport Command, Washington 25, DC
Special Orders No. 145

Extract - Par. 15 - Following EM Transfered to unsepcified destination. L.J. Prucha not on list.

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Assignment to the 668th Bomb Squadron, 416th Bomb Group and other Pre-combat documents.
Station A-55, Villaroche, Melun, France (Sep - Dec, 1944)
19-Sep-1944
HQ 70th Replacement Depot (AAF), APO 635, AAF Sta 594
Special Orders No. 263

Extract - Par. 22 - Following AC O and AC EM Transferred as noted. To 416th Bomb GP, AAF Sta 170 FD 900 CL (Prucha, Ferguson)  (Page 1 of 2)

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19-Sep-1944
HQ 70th Replacement Depot (AAF), APO 635, AAF Sta 594
Special Orders No. 263

Extract - Par. 22 - Following AC O and AC EM Transferred as noted. To 416th Bomb GP, AAF Sta 170 FD 900 CL (Prucha, Ferguson)  (Page 2 of 2)

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21-Sep-1944
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Special Orders No. 159

Pars. 1-5 - Par. 5 - Assignment to 668th Bomb Sq. (L) from Sq C 16th Repl Contl Depot (Avn) (2d LT Lumir J Prucha, Sgt Leland C. Ferguson, Sgt Donald W. VanGalder)  (Page 1 of 2)

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21-Sep-1944
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Special Orders No. 159

Pars. 1-5 - Par. 5 - Assignment to 668th Bomb Sq. (L) from Sq C 16th Repl Contl Depot (Avn) (2d LT Lumir J Prucha, Sgt Leland C. Ferguson, Sgt Donald W. VanGalder)  (Page 2 of 2)

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22-Sep-1944
Station AAF# A-55

Flying Personnel Dental ID form for Prucha, Lumir J. 2nd Lt 0-802219, age 27, Service: 2 7/12 yrs.

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25-Sep-1944

Lou Prucha "Pilot and Crew Member Physical Record Card"  (Page 1 of 2)

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25-Sep-1944

Lou Prucha "Pilot and Crew Member Physical Record Card"  (Page 2 of 2)

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30-Sep-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of September, 1944

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08-Oct-1944

V-Mail letter from Lou to his parents, George and Clara Prucha.  (Envelope)

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08-Oct-1944

V-Mail letter from Lou to his parents, George and Clara Prucha.

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31-Oct-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of October, 1944

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02-Nov-1944
668 Bomb Sq (L) 416 Bomb Gp (L)

Certificate of Leaves of Absence with dates

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08-Nov-1944
Office of the Surgeon, 668th Bombardment Squadron, 416th Bombardment Group

Physical Exam, Recommendation that L.J.Prucha, 2nd Lt be restored to flying status because of the following condition: "from another station".

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15-Nov-1944

Red Cross Meal Ticket

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30-Nov-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of November, 1944

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02-Dec-1944
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO No. 140

Certificate that Lumir J. Prucha is familiar with all local flying restrictions etc. around the Paris area

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Documents during Lou's combat dates
Station A-55, Villaroche, Melun, France (Dec, 1944 - Feb, 1945)
17-Dec-1944
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO No. 140

Instrument Flying Time document

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31-Dec-1944

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of December, 1944

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01-Jan-1945
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L)

Certificate that 2nd Lt. Air Corps. Lumir J. Prucha has read technical orders, etc. and has demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of characteristics and operation of A-26 type Airplane and that he completed a Basic Transition Flying Course on the A-26 on 1 January 1945.

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16-Jan-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 9

Extract - Pars 1-2. Par. 1 - AIR MEDALS are awarded to following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L), in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. Lumir J. Prucha of the 668th Bombardment Squadron (L) and others named.  (Page 1 of 2)

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16-Jan-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 9

Extract - Pars 1-2. Par. 1 - AIR MEDALS are awarded to following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L), in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. Lumir J. Prucha of the 668th Bombardment Squadron (L) and others named.  (Page 2 of 2)

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21-Jan-1945
APO # 140

Postcard sent home to Lou's parents  (Envelope)

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21-Jan-1945
APO # 140

Postcard sent home to Lou's parents  (Page 1 of 2)

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21-Jan-1945
APO # 140

Postcard sent home to Lou's parents  (Page 2 of 2)

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31-Jan-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of January, 1945

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09-Feb-1945
HQ 9th Air Force, APO 696
Special Orders No. 40

Extract - Pars. 31-33. Par. 33 - Promotion from 2nd Lt. To temp grade 1st Lt., effective from date of this order.

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09-Feb-1945
HQ 9th Air Force, APO 696
Special Orders No. 40

Extract - Pars. 31-34. Par. 33 - Promotion from 2nd Lt. To temp grade 1st Lt., effective from date of this order.  (Page 1 of 2)

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09-Feb-1945
HQ 9th Air Force, APO 696
Special Orders No. 40

Extract - Pars. 31-34. Par. 33 - Promotion from 2nd Lt. To temp grade 1st Lt., effective from date of this order.  (Page 2 of 2)

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09-Feb-1945
HQ 9th Air Force, APO 696
Special Orders No. 40

Extract - Par. 33 - Promotion from 2nd Lt. To temp grade 1st Lt., effective from date of this order.

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Documents during Lou's combat dates (cont.).
Station A-69, Laon/Athies, France (Feb - Apr, 1945)
28-Feb-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of February, 1945

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06-Mar-1945

News anouncement of award of Air Medal to Lou Prucha. Cover letter from Inland Broadcasting Company to Lou's parents, George and Clara Prucha.  (Page 1 of 2)

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06-Mar-1945

News anouncement of award of Air Medal to Lou Prucha.  (Page 2 of 2)

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06-Mar-1945

Air Medal Award, Newspaper clipping

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08-Mar-1945
HQ Station A-69, APO 140
Special Orders No. 39

Pars. 1-2. Par 1 - Following named officers placed on ordinary leave of absence for 7 days. 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha and others named.

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22-Mar-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 42

Extract Section III - Pars. 1-2. Par. 2 - Following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L) are awarded the BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER, in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. First Oak Leaf Cluster to Lumir J. Prucha (668th Bombardment Squadron (L)) and others.  (Page 1 of 2)

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22-Mar-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 42

Extract Section III - Pars. 1-2. Par. 2 - Following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L) are awarded the BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER, in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. First Oak Leaf Cluster to Lumir J. Prucha (668th Bombardment Squadron (L)) and others.  (Page 2 of 2)

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22-Mar-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 42

Extract Section III - Par. 2 - Following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L) are awarded the BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER, in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. Second Oak Leaf Cluster to Lumir J. Prucha (668th Bombardment Squadron (L)) and others.  (Page 1 of 2)

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22-Mar-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140
General Orders No. 42

Extract Section III - Par. 2 - Following named officers and enlisted men of the 416th Bombardment Group (L) are awarded the BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER, in recognition of meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flights in the European Theater of Operations. Second Oak Leaf Cluster to Lumir J. Prucha (668th Bombardment Squadron (L)) and others.  (Page 2 of 2)

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24-Mar-1945

Certificate that 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha completed a transition training course and is competent to fly A-26 type aircraft. Also, that he has completed a course of operational training. This document notes that 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha was assigned as a pilot to the 416 Bomb Gp (L), 668 Bomb Sq (L) on 21 Sept 44.

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31-Mar-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of March, 1945

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05-Apr-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140

Letters of commendation from Lt. General Bradley & Maj. General Vandenberg.  (Page 1 of 3)

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05-Apr-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140

Letters of commendation from Lt. General Bradley & Maj. General Vandenberg.  (Page 2 of 3)

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05-Apr-1945
HQ 9th Bombardment Division (M), APO 140

Letters of commendation from Lt. General Bradley & Maj. General Vandenberg.  (Page 3 of 3)

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09-Apr-1945
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L)

Certificate that 1st Lt. Air Corps. Lumir J. Prucha has read and understands all listed publications.

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10-Apr-1945

Application for and Record of Instrument Flight Test by Lumir J. Prucha 1/LT 0-730893 (Name, rank, serial number)  (Page 1 of 3)

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10-Apr-1945

Application for and Record of Instrument Flight Test by Lumir J. Prucha 1/LT 0-730893 (Name, rank, serial number)  (Page 2 of 3)

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10-Apr-1945

Application for and Record of Instrument Flight Test by Lumir J. Prucha 1/LT 0-730893 (Name, rank, serial number)  (Page 3 of 3)

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12-Apr-1945

Billit Slip

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12-Apr-1945
Sta. A-69, 668th Squadron Supply

Memorandum Receipt - Debit Slip - Issued to Lt. L.J.Prucha - One Pistol, automatic, cal, .45 M1911A1, #1627994 w/clips & One Holster

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26-Apr-1945
416th Bombardment Group (L), 668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

Record of Combat Sorties listing dates (6 Dec 44 thru 26 Apr 45), aircraft (A-26B and A-26C), duty (P - pilot), mission (Bomb), combat time and sortie number. Total combat time 138:40; Total combat Sorties: 37.  (Page 1 of 2)

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26-Apr-1945
416th Bombardment Group (L), 668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

Record of Combat Sorties listing dates (6 Dec 44 thru 26 Apr 45), aircraft (A-26B and A-26C), duty (P - pilot), mission (Bomb), combat time and sortie number. Total combat time 138:40; Total combat Sorties: 37.  (Page 2 of 2)

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30-Apr-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of April, 1945

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VE-Day (8-May-1945) and after.
Station A-59, Cormeilles-en-Vexin, France
08-May-1945
668th B. Sq (L)

Pilots' Information File  (Page 1 of 2)

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08-May-1945
668th B. Sq (L)

Pilots' Information File  (Page 2 of 2)

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31-May-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of May, 1945

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08-Jun-1945
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Orders No. 11

Pars. 1-11 Par. 5 - 1st Lt. L.J. Prucha detailed Comdr of Flt D. Par. 11 - 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha assigned additional duty as Ass't Transportation Officer  (Page 1 of 2)

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08-Jun-1945
668th Bombardment Squadron (L), 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Orders No. 11

Pars. 1-11 Par. 5 - 1st Lt. L.J. Prucha detailed Comdr of Flt D. Par. 11 - 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha assigned additional duty as Ass't Transportation Officer  (Page 2 of 2)

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09-Jun-1945

Lumir J. Prucha's "Officer's Pay Data Card"  (Page 1 of 2)

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09-Jun-1945

Lumir J. Prucha's "Officer's Pay Data Card"  (Page 2 of 2)

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30-Jun-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of June, 1945

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02-Jul-1945
Office of the Surgeon 668th Bombardment Squadron, 416th Bombardment Group (L)

Recommendation that L.J.Prucha, 1st Lt be restored to flying status

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02-Jul-1945

Compliance Form certifying that 1st Lt A.C. Lumir J. Prucha has read and understands the Pilot's Information File

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09-Jul-1945

Pilot's Information File, Temporary Record of Compliance  (Page 1 of 2)

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09-Jul-1945

Pilot's Information File, Temporary Record of Compliance  (Page 2 of 2)

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13-Jul-1945

Immunization Register  (Page 1 of 3)

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13-Jul-1945

Immunization Register  (Page 2 of 3)

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13-Jul-1945

Immunization Register  (Page 3 of 3)

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Transfer to the 344th Bomb Group (M), Air Assembly Area,
Station A-74, Cambrai, France (Jul - Aug, 1945)
15-Jul-1945
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Special Orders No. 80

Pars. 1-4 Par. 3 - Following named Off and EM placed on indef DS will proceed on/about 17 July 45 to Air Assembly Area, Sta A-74 to ferry aircraft. Crew # 43-39305 - 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart and Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named. (2 copies)  (Page 1 of 3)

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15-Jul-1945
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Special Orders No. 80

Pars. 1-4 Par. 3 - Following named Off and EM placed on indef DS will proceed on/about 17 July 45 to Air Assembly Area, Sta A-74 to ferry aircraft. Crew # 43-39305 - 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart and Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named. (2 copies)  (Page 2 of 3)

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15-Jul-1945
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140
Special Orders No. 80

Pars. 1-4 Par. 3 - Following named Off and EM placed on indef DS will proceed on/about 17 July 45 to Air Assembly Area, Sta A-74 to ferry aircraft. Crew # 43-39305 - 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart and Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named. (2 copies)  (Page 3 of 3)

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16-Jul-1945

Certificate that 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha has flown 20 hours instrument, etc.

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16-Jul-1945
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L)

Certificate of physical fitness for flying.

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16-Jul-1945
HQ 668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

Certificate of no diseases

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq, 416th Bomb Gp (L)

Personnel Records Check List, Shipping tickets, Equipment check list

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L), APO 140

Three shipping tickets

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L), APO 140

Three shipping tickets

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16-Jul-1945

Lumir J. Prucha's "Individual A.A.F. Issue Record"

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16-Jul-1945

Lumir J. Prucha's "Individual A.A.F. Issue Record"

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16-Jul-1945
HQ 416th Bombardment Group (L), APO 140

Transmittal of Records to C/O Air Assembly Area Sta A-74

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16-Jul-1945

Certificate that 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha has completed listed redeployment training hours in A-26 series aircraft. This training designed to prepare pilots for redeployment to the Pacific Theater of Operations in the war against Japan.

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq, 416th Bomb Gp (L)

Medical Form for Returnees (4 copies)

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L), APO 140

Three shipping tickets  (Page 1 of 3)

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L), APO 140

Three shipping tickets  (Page 2 of 3)

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16-Jul-1945
668th Bomb Sq (L), 416th Bomb Gp (L), APO 140

Three shipping tickets  (Page 3 of 3)

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20-Jul-1945
Sta A-74, Cambrai, France

Aircraft Clearance form, Aircraft Number 305.U, Type of Aircraft: A-26. From A-74 to A59.

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No-Date
732nd Air Material Squadron, Strip A-74, Cambrai, France

Equipment storage check list.

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20-Jul-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Special Orders No. 71

Extract - Par. 8 - Following named Off and EM, AC, 416th Bomb Gp (L), are Transferred in gr, 344th Bomb Gp (M). Placed on DS with Air Assembly Area, Station A-74, for purpose of ferrying surplus acft. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart, Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named.  (Page 1 of 3)

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20-Jul-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Special Orders No. 71

Extract - Par. 8 - Following named Off and EM, AC, 416th Bomb Gp (L), are Transferred in gr, 344th Bomb Gp (M). Placed on DS with Air Assembly Area, Station A-74, for purpose of ferrying surplus acft. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart, Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named.  (Page 2 of 3)

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20-Jul-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Special Orders No. 71

Extract - Par. 8 - Following named Off and EM, AC, 416th Bomb Gp (L), are Transferred in gr, 344th Bomb Gp (M). Placed on DS with Air Assembly Area, Station A-74, for purpose of ferrying surplus acft. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha, S Sgt Alvin B. Stewart, Sgt Anthony P. Nester and others named.  (Page 3 of 3)

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31-Jul-1945

Lou Prucha Individual Flight Record for month of July, 1945

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12-Aug-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Movement Orders No. 456

Pars. 1-4 - 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha , Hq, 344 Bomb Group (M) will proceed on/about 17 August 1945, to ferry surplus A-26 aircraft from Strip A-74, Cambrai, France to Hunter Field, Savannah, GA, thence to Charleston POE Staging Area. Aircraft Type: A-26B, A/C Serial No 41-39305, Crew No 77 of 85.

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Transfer to "Casual Pool, AAF/ETO Reinforcement Depot (Prov),
AAF Sta 385" (formerly known as A-54, located at Le Bourget, France)
for return to the Zone of Interior (Aug - Sep, 1945)
16-Aug-1945
Station A-74

Customs Clearance Form  (Page 1 of 2)

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16-Aug-1945
Station A-74

Customs Clearance Form  (Page 2 of 2)

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24-Aug-1945
Station A-74

Stores Credits - Misc equipment  (Page 1 of 2)

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24-Aug-1945
Station A-74

Stores Credits - Misc equipment  (Page 2 of 2)

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No-Date
732nd Air Material Sq., 490th Air Service Grp.

Hand written receipt for misc. equipment turned in by Lt. Prucha

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28-Aug-1945
732nd Air Material Sq. A74

Shipping Ticket

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28-Aug-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Special Orders No. 105

Extract - Par. 4 - Following named O and EM are Reld from asgd 344th Bomb Gp(M), trfd in gr, atchd unassigned, will proceed on/about 30 August 45, Casual Pool, AAF/ETO Reinforcement Depot (Prov), AAF Sta 385, for return to Zone of Interior. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha and others named.  (Page 1 of 2)

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28-Aug-1945
HQ 9th Air Division, APO 140
Special Orders No. 105

Extract - Par. 4 - Following named O and EM are Reld from asgd 344th Bomb Gp(M), trfd in gr, atchd unassigned, will proceed on/about 30 August 45, Casual Pool, AAF/ETO Reinforcement Depot (Prov), AAF Sta 385, for return to Zone of Interior. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha and others named.  (Page 2 of 2)

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28-Aug-1945
Station A-74 159th Ord S & M Co (Avn)

Tally In form - 45 Cal. Pistol (M 1911A1, S.N. 1627994), Holster and Magazines

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02-Sep-1945
HQ AAF/ET Reinforcement Depot (Prov) (Adv), APO 652, 370.5/RR1-2 L 9-41, AAF Sta 392
Movement Orders, RE5027-17 (STAT CODE JDA)

Pars. 1-12 Par. 1 - Personnel on attached roster are reld from asgmt for transfer, For reception station no 17, Fort Leavenworth, KS. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha and others named.  (Page 1 of 3)

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02-Sep-1945
HQ AAF/ET Reinforcement Depot (Prov) (Adv), APO 652, 370.5/RR1-2 L 9-41, AAF Sta 392
Movement Orders, RE5027-17 (STAT CODE JDA)

Pars. 1-12 Par. 1 - Personnel on attached roster are reld from asgmt for transfer, For reception station no 17, Fort Leavenworth, KS. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha and others named.  (Page 2 of 3)

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02-Sep-1945
HQ AAF/ET Reinforcement Depot (Prov) (Adv), APO 652, 370.5/RR1-2 L 9-41, AAF Sta 392
Movement Orders, RE5027-17 (STAT CODE JDA)

Pars. 1-12 Par. 1 - Personnel on attached roster are reld from asgmt for transfer, For reception station no 17, Fort Leavenworth, KS. 1st Lt Lumir J. Prucha and others named.  (Page 3 of 3)

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Return to the States
08-Sep-1945

Ship S.S. Fayetteville Victory Transport doc - From Antwerp, Belgium to New York  (Page 1 of 2)

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08-Sep-1945

Ship S.S. Fayetteville Victory Transport doc - From Antwerp, Belgium to New York  (Page 2 of 2)

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No-Date

Troop Assignment Card  (Page 1 of 2)

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No-Date

Troop Assignment Card  (Page 2 of 2)

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18-Sep-1945
Army Service Forces HQ Camp Patrick Henry, VA

Pars. 1-3. Inspection of Clothing and Equipment (Fayetteville Victory)  (Page 1 of 2)

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18-Sep-1945
Army Service Forces HQ Camp Patrick Henry, VA

Pars. 1-3. Inspection of Clothing and Equipment (Fayetteville Victory)  (Page 2 of 2)

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19-Sep-1945

Property Turn-in Slip

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19-Sep-1945
ASF, HQ, Camp Patrick Henry, VA

Pars. 1-6 Listed groups arrived at HRPE, Newport News, VA., on 19 September 1945.

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23-Sep-1945

Shoe Purchase Certificate

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23-Sep-1945
HQ W.D. Personnel Center SCU 1773 Fort Leavenworth, KS
Special Orders No. 263

Extract - Pars. 205-206. Par. 205 - L.J.Prucha relieved from duty this sta and assigned to AAF Redistribution Sta #4, Santa Ana, CA

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01-Nov-1945
Ft. Leavenworth, KS
D.O. Vou. No. 30668

Pay and Allowance Account. Paid $136.70 to 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha  (Page 1 of 2)

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01-Nov-1945
Ft. Leavenworth, KS
D.O. Vou. No. 30668

Pay and Allowance Account. Paid $136.70 to 1st Lt. Lumir J. Prucha  (Page 2 of 2)

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11-Nov-1945
Base Classification Officer

Separation of Military Personnel Form

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12-Nov-1945

Arrival from overseas to AAFRS #4, Santa Ana, Cal

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13-Nov-1945

Officer's Pay Data Card  (Page 1 of 2)

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13-Nov-1945

Officer's Pay Data Card  (Page 2 of 2)

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13-Nov-1945
AAF Redistribution Sta # 4, Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA

Receipt of $12.30 loss of Gvt. Equipment payment

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No-Date
HQ AAF Personnel Distribution Command, Office of the Commanding General, Louisville, Kentucky

Letter indicating Air Forces facilities are no longer available.

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14-Nov-1945
President of The USA, Washington, DC

Appointment as First Lieutenant, Air Corps in the Army of the United States, from November 14, 1945

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, California

Appointment in the Officers' Reserve Corps, Army of the United States as 1st Lieutenant, Air Corps Reserve.  (Page 1 of 2)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, California

Appointment in the Officers' Reserve Corps, Army of the United States as 1st Lieutenant, Air Corps Reserve.  (Page 2 of 2)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA
Special Orders No. 273

Extract - Par. 1 - Following named Officers are granted leave of absense as indicated, effective 14 Nov 45. Upon expiration of their reminal leave, will proceed to their homes arriving thereat not later than dates shows and will then revert to Inactive Status. 1st Lt Prucha, Lumir J., Terminal Leave of 1 Month, 23 days, date Reld AD 14 Jan 46.  (Page 1 of 5)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA
Special Orders No. 273

Extract - Par. 1 - Following named Officers are granted leave of absense as indicated, effective 14 Nov 45. Upon expiration of their reminal leave, will proceed to their homes arriving thereat not later than dates shows and will then revert to Inactive Status. 1st Lt Prucha, Lumir J., Terminal Leave of 1 Month, 23 days, date Reld AD 14 Jan 46.  (Page 2 of 5)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA
Special Orders No. 273

Extract - Par. 1 - Following named Officers are granted leave of absense as indicated, effective 14 Nov 45. Upon expiration of their reminal leave, will proceed to their homes arriving thereat not later than dates shows and will then revert to Inactive Status. 1st Lt Prucha, Lumir J., Terminal Leave of 1 Month, 23 days, date Reld AD 14 Jan 46.  (Page 3 of 5)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA
Special Orders No. 273

Extract - Par. 1 - Following named Officers are granted leave of absense as indicated, effective 14 Nov 45. Upon expiration of their reminal leave, will proceed to their homes arriving thereat not later than dates shows and will then revert to Inactive Status. 1st Lt Prucha, Lumir J., Terminal Leave of 1 Month, 23 days, date Reld AD 14 Jan 46.  (Page 4 of 5)

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14-Nov-1945
HQ Santa Ana Army Air Base, Santa Ana, CA
Special Orders No. 273

Extract - Par. 1 - Following named Officers are granted leave of absense as indicated, effective 14 Nov 45. Upon expiration of their reminal leave, will proceed to their homes arriving thereat not later than dates shows and will then revert to Inactive Status. 1st Lt Prucha, Lumir J., Terminal Leave of 1 Month, 23 days, date Reld AD 14 Jan 46.  (Page 5 of 5)

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11-Dec-1945
Santa Ana, CA

Officer's Pay, Allowance, & Mileage Voucher  (Page 1 of 2)

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11-Dec-1945
Santa Ana, CA

Officer's Pay, Allowance, & Mileage Voucher  (Page 2 of 2)

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Separation Records
11-Sep-1945

Separation Qualification Record. Lists ranks and timing, date of entry into active service (12 Dec 1941), summary of military occupation, military schools and pre-military civilian education/occupations.  (Page 1 of 2)

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11-Sep-1945

Separation Qualification Record. Lists ranks and timing, date of entry into active service (12 Dec 1941), summary of military occupation, military schools and pre-military civilian education/occupations.  (Page 2 of 2)

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No-Date

Certificate of Appreciation for War Service from Commanding General Army Air Forces

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14-Nov-1945
War Department, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington 25, D.C.

Letter of appreciation for acceptance as officer in the Reserve Corps.

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No-Date
The White House

Letter of appreciation

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14-Jan-1946

Certificate of Honorable Service  (Page 1 of 2)

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14-Jan-1946

Certificate of Honorable Service  (Page 2 of 2)

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14-Jan-1946

Certificate of Honorable Service  (Envelope)

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14-Jan-1946

Certificate of Honorable Service  (Page 1 of 2)

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14-Jan-1946

Certificate of Honorable Service  (Page 2 of 2)

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The booklet Time Over Targets: The Story of the 9th Bombardment Division was one of a series of "G.I. Stories of the Ground, Air and Service Forces in the European Theater of Operations", issued by the Stars and Stripes, a publication of the Information and Education Division, ETOUSA. This booklet was printed in Paris, by Desfosses-Neogravure, 1945.

The LoneSentry.com website includes many "Photographs, Documents, and Research on World War II", including a text-only version of Time Over Targets, as well as other booklets in the G.I. Stories series.

Below are scans of Lou Prucha's copy of this booklet.

Time Over Targets:
The Story of the 9th Bombardment Division


Front Cover

 

Back Cover


Included below are scans of a German Antenna Design along with some German Propaganda Flyers.

German Antenna Design


German Propaganda Flyers
    
    
    




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