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General George Stratemeyer, Colonel Leon Johnson, Major Howard Moore and Lieutenant Robert I Brown look at a B-24 Liberator, whilst conducting an inspection of the 44th Bomb Group base at Shipdham. 21 April 1943.

Official Photograph: Caption printed on front of image: '(GPR-26-15-44)( 21-4-43)( INSPECTING GEN. & MAJ MOORE)
Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Left to right- General Statemeyer Col Johnson Howard Moore Lt. R. I. Brown ACFT - Supy Q - note another ACFT with Q on trail in background I am still certain there was only one supy Q! Col Camerin HQ 376 BW Lockbourne AFB'

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General George Stratemeyer, Colonel Johnson, Major Howard Moore and Lieutenant R.I. Brown look at a B-24 Liberator, whilst conducting an inspection of the 44th Bomb Group base at Shipdham. 21 April 1943. Official Photograph: Caption printed on front of image: '(GPR-26-15-44)( 21-4-43)( INSPECTING GEN. & MAJ MOORE) Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Left to right- General Statemeyer Col Johnson Howard Moore Lt. R. I. Brown ACFT - Supy Q - note another ACFT with Q on trail in background I am still certain there was only one supy Q! Col Camerin HQ 376 BW Lockbourne AFB'

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

People

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24 #4124278 'Miss Delores. ' Prisoner of War (POW) imprisoned initially at Mooseburg 7A and moved to several workcamps ending at Munich 48-11 .

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2018 13:54:55 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Corrected airmen connections

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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