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Anthony P. Turco having won his Technical Sergeant stripes, May 1945 - England. The man pointing to his stripes is Sgt Philip E. Trimmer, Jr and at far right is S/Sgt Rheudolph W. Cain. (Photo courtesy of the Turco family)

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Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Rheudolph Cain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Rheudolph Cain was the youngest of Anna S. Cain's three sons (the others : Walter and Hubert). He enlisted at the end of 1943 in the Air Corps after two years at Parkersburgh High School in West Virginia. Trained as a gunner, he was sent overseas and...

  • Philip Trimmer

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner
    Barely 18, Philip Trimmer enlisted in the Air Corps in April 1944. Trained as a gunner, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 491st Bomb Group / 854th Bomb Squadron in England. He was on board B-24 "Belle Ringer" # 42-51195 when it crash-landed in...

  • Anthony Turco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Enlisting in the Air Corps in January 1944, Anthony Turco trained as a Radio Operator / gunner. He was sent overseas and assigned to the 491st Bomb Group / 854th Bomb Squadron in England. He was on board B-24 "Belle Ringer" # 42-51195 when it crash...

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Date Contributor Update
18 March 2016 11:51:48 ED-BB Changes to caption and person associations
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Identified men in the picture (info from family members)

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2016 11:34:24 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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