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

Memories of Kunming, China

1942 - 1945

Not all of the photos were annotated, so we did the best we could.   If you can provide more accurate information PLEASE email us at Bm_Grp_341@worldnet.att.net
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A different gateway arch, leading in what appear to be the gardens of a temple.   Kunming, China.
(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



Another archway. Perhaps a gate through the city's defensive wall?.   Kunming, China.
(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



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(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



Chinese soldiers and mules receive much attention from the people along the street.   Kunming, China, 1944.
(From the 'CBI' collection of Barbara Vatter & Robert Pettingell
- A.R.C. / 491st Bomb Squadron.   Courtesy of their son, Rob.)



"Bud' Trent walking along one of the streets. Kunming, China.
(Walter R. 'Bud' Trent collection, 491st, courtesy of son, John)