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"Queen Elizabeth greets crew members on Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Rose of York' just christened by Princess Elizabeth."

L-R: 1Lt Joseph Labore [St Paul, MN], 1Lt Ralph R Omon [Florence, CO], 2Lt Thomas A Carruth [Long Beach, CA].



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

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  • Thomas Carruth

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    On 13 September 1944 his aircraft was hit by flak on a mission to Merseberg, the damage took out two engines, and oil was leaking from a third. ...

  • Joseph La Bore

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2018 10:52:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations