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