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Donald W O'Reilly, Military Policeman, 491st Bomb Group.

Photo taken in the Red Cross club off Piccadilly Circus.



  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...


  • Donald O'Reilly

    Military | Private First Class | Military Policeman
    Don was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and enlisted after Pearl Harbour. Based at Chelveston, Shipdham and then at Metfield with 491st BG he served from 1942-45 with the Military Police. “I feel blessed that they allowed me to join,” he says. “I think I...


Date Contributor Update
12 October 2018 02:29:27 Emily Changes to caption

Don told me himself where the photo was taken.

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2018 11:41:17 Emily Changes to collection and place associations

Image courtesy of Don O'Reilly

Date Contributor Update
14 August 2018 13:11:02 general ira snapsorter Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

American Air Museum text from displays.