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Staff Sergeant John Bode of the 392nd Bomb Group is presented the Distinguished Flying Cross by General Leon Johnson. Image via John Bode. Bode has written beneath the image: 'Cong Med Honor Holder Gen. Leon Johnson, DFC Award S/Sgt John 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 an adaptation ...


  • 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...

  • Leon Johnson

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


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

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