The "Miss Behavin" crew upon completion of air combat training, ready to be shipped overseas.
8th Air Force, England, November 1944-April 1945 at Rougham Army Air Base near Bury St. Edmunds.
94th Bomb Group, 332 Bomb Squadron
Front Row: L-R Richard (Dick) Rainoldi, Navigator; Donald James, Pilot; Albert (Al Kopert, Co-Pilot
Back Row: L-R: Williams, Engineer and Upper Turret Gunner; Billy Patrick, Toggeleer (bombardeer); Saul (Mink) Minkoff, Radio Operator and Waist Gunner; Louis (Greek) Stamatakos, Tail Gunner; William (Bill) Basch, Ball Turret Gunner; Robert (Dad) Martin, Waist Gunner.
Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...
Part of 94th Bomb Group.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Portland 4/11/43; Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-A] Rougham 20/12/43; 333BS [TS-B]; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/6/45; Patterson 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45;...
Military site : airfield
The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...