December 2015

The last mission of the year

By Jenny on 30/12/2015

Photo of three airmen posing together

As we head towards 2016, here is a seasonal photo from the Roger Freeman Collection which recently caught the team’s attention.

These lieutenants are posing in their underwear, flying helmets and parachute harnesses, which makes this a fairly unusual crew picture, but it captures a moment of light relief for the three young men.  Allen Bryson, Sol Greenberg and Albert Gehrt were the pilot, navigator and bombardier of B-24 Liberator ‘The Gypsy Queen’. By Christmas 1944, they had completed 21 missions together, flying over France and Germany from their base at Old Buckenham, Norfolk as part of the 453rd Bomb Group.