Shipdham, England some time between 30 May 1944 and 3 August 1944. Lt. William Gilbert Crew, 67th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group. My father S/Sgt. Woodrow Peterson RO/G is second from left of those lying down. In his words:
"Waiting to take off hamming it up speech by gunner Lardierre (Lardiers) standing left, then left to right Cudd, Crew Chief - Peterson R.O., Thompson Co Pilot, Jewell Navigator, Joe Beane Bombardier lying in front of Lardierre (Lardiers)"
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...
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...
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...
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...