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Photo of Sharrard's Crew taken 9 April 1944, before a mission to Tutow, Germany. They actually flew in "Percy" 42-100331 that day, but a camera was set up in front of "Boys Howdy" to take pictures of many different crews.
Standing, in the rear, left to right; Lloyd Sharrard, Hubert Holcomb, Mark Dean, and Joe Weisman
Kneeling, left to right; Sam Parris, John Heck, Bob Buxton, George Johnson, Jim Blount, and Tony Yacoboni.



  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb 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...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Buxton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner

  • Mark Dean

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • John Heck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner

  • Hubert Holcomb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • George Johnson

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

  • 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.

  • Joseph Weisman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Anthony Yacoboni

    Military | Staff Sergeant


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
21 September 2017 19:34:45 Peadee Changes to caption

Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2017 19:33:39 Peadee Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Daughter of S/Sgt George F. Johnson, Jr.