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Master Sergeant George E Ewald, a crew chief of the 93rd Bomb Group, changes the engine of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23722) nicknamed "Bomerang". Image stamped on reverse: '50664C' [Censor no]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[Illegible] 31 March 44 from 8 P R. War Theatre #12 (England) - maintenance. M/Sgt George C Ewald [sic] of Norfolk, Va, Bomerang's crew chief is shown putting the finishing touches on Bomerang's 16th engine change.'

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Master Sergeant George E Ewald, a crew chief of the 93rd Bomb Group, changes the engine of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23722) nicknamed "Bomerang". Image stamped on reverse: '50664C' [Censor no]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[Illegible] 31 March 44 from 8 P R. War Theatre #12 (England) - maintenance. M/Sgt George C Ewald [sic] of Norfolk, Va, Bomerang's crew chief is shown putting the finishing touches on Bomerang's 16th engine change.'

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Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

People

  • George Ewald

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 19:38:53 patootie Changes to caption
Sources

George Carroll Ewald was born on sept 30th, 1918 - passed away on april 5th, 1976 (buried at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs)

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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