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" Sgt Hubert Hayes [ Parkersville, West Virginia ] waist gunner on the Boeing B-17 "The Bad Penny" checks his gun before take-off on a mission over enemy territory from his base at Cambridge, England. 6 May 1943 ". Alongside Hayes, the other waist gunner Sgt Paul J Shook Jr.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12621-79043AC.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    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

  • Hubert Hayes

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gun
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Shook

    Military | Master Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-24480 'The Bad Penny'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bangor 31/8/42; Bassingbourn 26/9/42; 322BS [LG-A] 5/43 16+m; taken off operations and transferred 403 AD 2/7/43; 8AF HQ Sqd 15/8/43 for VIP duties. Salvaged 19/10/44. Used as camera ship to film Major William Wilder's...

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Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 11:11:20 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
21 March 2017 11:08:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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