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42-95193 - B-24H-25
I-Bar 193, Gilbert crew waiting for go signal flares at Shipdham; June, July early August 1944. Dad (S/Sgt Woodrow Peterson RO/G) seated at right facing camera.
In Dad's words, "Waiting for word to go. Held up for awhile.

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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Gilbert

    Military

  • Woodrow Peterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner
    T/Sgt. Woodrow "Woody" Peterson joined the AAF to have a choice how he would fight the war. He went to pilot training, but washed out and was sent to gunnery school in Kingman Arizona. After gunnery school, his intelligence got him sent to radio...

Aircraft

  • 42-95193 Three Kisses for Luck

    B-24 Liberator
    Known as 193 I-Bar, this aircraft was received by the 67th squadron, 44th bomb group on 6 June 1944 and survived 83 missions to be returned to the Zone of the Interior (USA) on 27 May 1945. The picture is of Sgt. Jack L. Booth, 193 I-Bar's tail gunner...

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
23 January 2016 01:31:01 Fishguy Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Oral, written and photographic memories of my father, T/Sgt Woodrow Peterson, 67th of the 44th at Shipdham England, May to August 1944.
I am a docent with The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
8thairforce.com, The 44th Bomb Group in World War II, Log of the Liberators

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