S/Sgt. Howard Van Hoozer of Girard, Kansas, runs patch throgh barrel of 50 cal. machine gun." reads the AAF copy. Van Hoozer was a member of the McCrory crew, 532nd BS
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A waist gunner of the 381st Bomb Group cleans the machine gun on his B-17 Flying Fortess (VP-I).
The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Armorer
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 28m 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp...