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Captain Richard A "Bud" Peterson, a P-51 Mustang pilot of the 357th Fighter Group, explains fighter tactics to a B-17 Flying Fortress crew, led by Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs, of the 34th Bomb Group at Mendlesham.

In the front row from left to right:
Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs;
Captain Richard A. "Bud" Peterson;
Sergeant William W. Muntger, from 4C20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Second Lieutenant Robert M. Platz, from Glensdale, Pennslyvania 5 and 2d;
Lieutenant Kenneth C. Hood, from Globe, Arizona.

Rear row, left to right:
Corporal Samuel W. Peteroff, from Miami Beach, Florida;
Corporal Eddie K. Jones, from Norfolk, New York;
Second Lieutenant Edgar D. Rabun, from 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas;
Sergeant Berchmans L. Oliver, from 831 Salem Street, Malden, Massachusetts;
and Sergeant John R. Mason, from Tenefly, New Jersey.
Official Photograph.

Printed caption on reverse: '5562C USAF - England - At the bomber base to which he was invited by the B-17 Flying Fortress crew commanded by 2d. Lt. Seymour W. Isaacs, 20, 2827 West 28th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., in gratitude for his escorting them home from their first bombing attack on a Nazi industrial target, P-51 Mustang pilot, Capt. Richard A. Peterson) 21, of Alexandria Minnesota, explains 8th Air Force fighter tactics. Front row left to right: Lt. Isaacs; Capt. Peterson; Sgt. William W. Muntger, 4c20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 2/Lt. Robert M. Platz, Glensdale, Pa. 5 and 2d Lt. Kenneth C. Hood, Globe, Arizona. Rear row, left to right: Cpl. Samuel W. Peteroff, Miami Beach, Fla.; Cpl. Eddie K. Jones, Norfolk, N.Y.; 2d. Lt. Edgar D. Rabun, 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Tex.; Sgt. Berchmans L. Oliver, 831 Salem Street, MAlden, Mass.; and Sgt John R. Mason. Tenefly, N.J. U.S. AIRFORCE PHOTO.'

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Captain Richard A "Bud" Peterson, a P-51 Mustang pilot of the 357th Fighter Group, explains fighter tactics to a B-17 Flying Fortress crew, led by Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs, of the 34th Bomb Group at Mendelsham. In the front row from left to right: Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs; Captain Richard A. "Bud" Peterson; Sergeant William W. Muntger, from 4C20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Second Lieutenant Robert M. Platz, from Glensdale, Pennslyvania 5 and 2d; Lieutenant Kenneth C. Hood, from Globe, Arizona. Rear row, left to right: Corporal Samuel W. Peteroff, from Miami Beach, Florida; Corporal Eddie K. Jones, from Norfolk, New York; Second Lieutenant Edgar D. Rabun, from 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas; Sergeant Berchmans L. Oliver, from 831 Salem Street, Malden, Massachusetts; and Sergeant John R. Mason, from Tenefly, New Jersey. Official Photograph. Printed caption on reverse: '5562C USAF - England - At the bomber base to which he was invited by the B-17 Flying Fortress crew commanded by 2d. Lt. Seymour W. Isaacs, 20, 2827 West 28th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., in gratitude for his escorting them home from their first bombing attack on a Nazi industrial target, P-51 Mustang pilot, Capt. Richard A. Peterson) 21, of Alexandria Minnesota, explains 8th Air Force fighter tactics. Front row left to right: Lt. Isaacs; Capt. Peterson; Sgt. William W. Muntger, 4c20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 2/Lt. Robert M. Platz, Glensdale, Pa. 5 and 2d Lt. Kenneth C. Hood, Globe, Arizona. Rear row, left to right: Cpl. Samuel W. Peteroff, Miami Beach, Fla.; Cpl. Eddie K. Jones, Norfolk, N.Y.; 2d. Lt. Edgar D. Rabun, 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Tex.; Sgt. Berchmans L. Oliver, 831 Salem Street, MAlden, Mass.; and Sgt John R. Mason. Tenefly, N.J. U.S. AIRFORCE PHOTO.'

Connections

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 8th Air Force

People

Locations

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2017 14:58:48 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Added connections from information in biography field.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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