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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.

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-31449 Texas Mauler

    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;...

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2017 16:14:40 stamatakos Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Updated by Tim Stamatakos (Lou's son) 09/2017

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