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An airman of the 392nd Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51169) nicknamed "The Chiefton". Image via John E Bode



  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...


  • John Bode

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner; Photographer; Assistant Engineer
    Entered service at New York, NY 2 December 1942. Joined 392nd BG early March 1944. Meighen crew. Rank at end of WW II was Staff Sergeant. Flew first mission 12 March 1944, survived 30 missions. Discharged 1945. Later in life, he supplied aviation...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:32 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection