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Cocker spaniel, "Skipper", mascot at a US Air Force bomber station in England, shown with his master, 1st Lt James M Smith of Austin, Texas; both have over 200 Hours flying time. April 1943.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A11971-79023AC.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

People

  • Skipper Cocker Spaniel

    Military | Other | Mascot
    Skipper, a black cocker spaniel mascot with over 200 hrs flight time.

  • James Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Over 200Hrs flightime on combat missions by Apr 43.

Aircraft

  • 42-5069 Our Gang

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; New Castle 19/11/42; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-G] Bassingbourn 23/11/42; Missing in Action 20m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Bill Wheeler (401BS), Co-pilot: Louis Bianchi, Navigator: Joe Newberry, Bombardier: Denver Woodward,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2017 10:48:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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