Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...
Lt. Ray L Shewfelt. 2nd Scouting Force, ex 479th Fighter Group. P-51D 44-14524 YF-M "Li'l Larry II" (L) "Yo.o.o!!" (R). YF-M is seen here on 8 April 1945 after Ray "tripped over" the psp matting at landing field Y-1 Tantonville, France.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
Commendation Ribbon; Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters
Assigned to 358FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 2nd Scout Force, 8AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...