Against The Rising Sun
- Life and Times of the 341st Bomb Group (M) -
"Preserving the memory of their Sacrifices!"

From the collection of
Chester J. ' Chet' Rogawski
( 490th Bomb Squadron )

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We believe that all visitors should know that all of the photos images Chet has provided were taken with his Kodak "Brownie" box camera!

Malaria Madhouse, Rogawski basha, Kurmitola, India, 1943 "Malaria Madhouse", the bamboo basha Chet Rogawski shared with other 490th Bm Sq officers.   Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Chet Rogawski, Kurmitola, India, 1943 Chet Rogawski in his "flying togs."
Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Front porch of the Malaria Madhouse, Kurmitola, India, 1943     Front porch of the Malaria Madhouse. Stacey Naftel rests in hammock while Bill Sherry and John Sullivan play with a neighboring monkey.   All three were pilots. Lts Sherry and Sullivan were killed when their B-25 crashed on 25 Sep 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Bill Sherry s pet monkey keeps eye on cow, Kurmitola, India, 1943 Bill Sherry's pet monkey is keeping an eye on one of India's sacred cows. Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


ZERO, pet of Jerry Naftel, Kurmitola, India, 1943 "Zero", originally Jerry Naftel's pet, is hung out to dry after his bath. Zero was left in Chet Rogawski's care when Naftel returned to the US.
Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Fat sacred cow, Kurmitola, India, 1943 An unusually fat, sacred cow atKurmitola, India, 1943. To keep cows off the porch during monsoon the guys built fences of bamboo. Chet remembers that during one monsoon they had 260 inches of rainfall.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Basha visiting lizard, Kurmitola, India, 1943 Harold Manifold, Chet's roommate, and Robert MacLeod check out on of the basha visiting lizards.   Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Bridge Busters on the way to Burma target, Kurmitola, India, 1943 Airplanes of the "Bridge Busters" depart the air base on their way to target in Burma, now called Maynamar. Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Peasants building airfield. Hanchung, 1945 Formation of the "Bridge Busters" on their way to target in Burma.   Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


A-flight, returning from a mission, Kurmitola, India, 1943 Photo of "A" flight. Taken over the pilot's shoulder with Chet's Kodak box camera while returning to Kurmitola following a successful mission. Kurmitola, India, 1943.

(Courtesy of Chet Rogawski - 490th Bomb Squadron )


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