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Crew of "Tenovus" at Union Station, Boise, Idaho, 1943:
standing, left to right - pilot 1st LT Lloyd Sharrard, Navigator 2nd LT James Kidder, co-pilot 2nd LT Charles Wolfe, Bombardier 2nd LT Donald Daniel, and tail turret S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.;
kneeling, left to right - ball turret S/Sgt Robert M. Buxton, Radio Operator T/Sgt LeRoy E. Dunster, right waist S/Sgt Samuel Parris, Flight Engineer/Top Turret T/Sgt John L. Heck, and unknown (he was dropped from the crew and replaced by left waist S/Sgt Anthony Yacoboni, before going overseas.)

Connections

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Buxton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner

  • Donald Daniel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Crew 62 to POE, Sharrard Pilot

  • Leroy Dunster

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Heck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner

  • George Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Tail Gunner; original crew of "Tenovus" 41-29132

  • James Kidder

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Original cadre

  • Samuel Parris

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Lloyd Sharrard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    On SO#279, was Crew #62 and flew A/C 42-7580. Was first in the 445th BG.

  • Charles Wolfe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

Aircraft

Locations

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2018 20:29:22 Peadee Changes to caption
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Pamela Johnson Dvorsky, daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2018 02:35:47 Peadee Changes to caption and person associations
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daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2017 16:30:45 Peadee Changes to caption and person associations
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photo courtesy of Pam Dvorsky, daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 16:15:29 Peadee Changes to caption and person associations
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daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2017 00:21:46 Peadee Changes to caption
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Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2017 00:10:10 Peadee Changes to caption
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Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2017 00:07:32 Peadee Changes to caption
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Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2017 23:19:39 Peadee Changes to caption
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Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2017 22:54:21 Peadee Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

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