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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].



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    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. ...

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    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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  • Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

    Civilian | Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth
    During the Blitz, the King and Queen visited bombed areas to see the damage caused by enemy air raids. On these visits, the Queen took a keen interest in what was being done to help people who had lost their homes. After Buckingham Palace was bombed on...

  • 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