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B-24D 'Boomerang' signed photo from the crew during the war bond tour.

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People

  • Walter Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    In 1941, Stewart was a 24 year-old, U.S. Army Air Force cadet at the University of Utah. "We were pulling guns around with horses as a plane flew overhead. Jack Adamson, who had been my mission companion, said to me, `There's a war coming.' Later that...

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 02:26:45 JohnMelson Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations
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This was given to James Edward Melons, Sr. who was the plant manager at Rockwell-Marlin Bearing Company in Plainville, Connecticut. My father, Robert Melson, has it now.

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