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Lew Helgeson Remembers ...
On running into William in England: "During World War II I was an x-ray technician at the 192nd General Hospital located in Cirencester, England. One day while I was acting as the "receptionist," I looked up and there was Bill, coming in for x-ray work. What a surprise!"
On having the film for photography: "One of the x-ray technicians, Harry Poppick, had a brother who was responsible to take the film out of the gun cameras from the fighter pilots on their return from a mission. If they had not used much film, he would leave the remainder in the cameras, but if they'd used quite a bit of film, but there was not enough left to use on the next mission, he would take out the remainder of the film and give it to his brother in our hospital, about 4 miles from the airport. As a result, I had a tremendous amount of black and white 35mm film."