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Training for War

Tow Target Squadron - Pope Field, Fort Bragg North Carolina
September 1941
Hymie Setzer is in the top row above the letter 'N' in Squadron

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Domenick Caraciola & Hymie Setzer
Ft. Bragg January 1943

Ft. Bragg

The complete December 1942 issue of FLAK, The newsletter of the 340th in Walterboro, SC.
(Cpl.Hymie Setzer is mentioned on page 2 in the 'Headquarters' column.)

The complete January 1943 issue of FLAK, The newsletter of the 340th in Walterboro, SC.
This was probably the last edition before they shipped out in February 1943.
(Hymie Setzer is mentioned on page 3 in the 'Headquarters' column.)


Special Orders 340th BG November 2, 1942

Dozens of soldiers are named in this document. It details promotions, demotions, transfers, etc.
The highlight for Hymie Setzer is his promotion to Corporal!


Special Orders 340th BG January 12, 1943

Hymie Setzer makes Sargeant!



Hymie was drafted into the army in Baltimore, MD. He was sent to Ft. Bragg, NC for basic training. When the 340th Bombardment Group was being activated in August of 1942 at Columbia, SC Army Air Base he was sent there to become part of that unit. The Group moved to Walterboro, SC in November for specialized training before debarking for N. Africa in February 1943.

Given the similarity of army construction, it is difficult to identify the exact location of some of the photos below.

...More photos from Ft. Bragg, NC and Walterboro, SC.



Hymie Setzer at Ft. Bragg

Hymie with unidentified GI

Hymie Setzer and unidentified GI on US Street

Hymie with two unidentified GIs

James C. "Tiny" Anderton at Ft. Bragg

Hymie at Walterboro with unidentified GI

Hymie and George Vorhees (center) with unidentified GI

Hymie with Bill Hamilton, Wilmington, NC
with Hymie's 1940 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe

Hymie and Joe Nichols
Photo courtesy David Kitrell, Grandson of Joe Nichols

Hymie with Joe Nichols and unidentified GI
Photo courtesy David Kitrell, Grandson of Joe Nichols

HQ Squadron goes on hike at Walterboro to get in shape before going overseas.
This hike was not without its humorous elements. Read about it in the War Diary for the 340th BG HQ

Photo courtesy Steve Slutsky, Son of Joseph Slutsky

Aircraft of the 340th Bomber Group

People of the 340th Bomber Group

Documents from the 340th Bomber Group

Korsika-From the German Viewpoint

Catch-22, Joseph Heller and the 340th Bomb Group

Links to other sites





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