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A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with the chin turret of their B-17G Flying Fortress.
In the back row from left to right:
Technical Sergeant George Goetz, Top-Turret gunner;
Technical Sergeant Bob Doherty, Radio Operator;
Staff Sergeant Luigi Iacoviello, left waist gunner;
Staff Sergeant Roy Johnson, Ball Turret operator;
Staff Sergeant Everett Johnson, right waist gunner;
Staff Sergeant Charles A Haywood, Tail Gunner.

In the front row left to right:
First Lieutenant Paul Herring, Pilot;
Flight Officer Charles Beard, Co-Pilot;
Second Lieutenant John Wilson, Navigator;
and Second Lieutenant William Wood, Bombardier.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Laces Aces" 339th sq 96BG Rear L-R T/S Geo Goetz TT, T/S Bob Woherty R/O, S/S Luigi Iacovello LWG, S/S Roy Johnson BTO, S/S Everett Johnson RWG S/S, Charles A Haywood TG. Front L-R 1/LT Paul Herring P, F/O Charles Beard CP, 2/LT John Wilson N, 2/LT William Wood.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with the chin turret of their B-17G Flying Fortress. In the back row from left to right: Technical Sergeant Geo Goetz, Top-Turret gunner; Technical Sergeant Bob Woherty, Radio Operator; Staff Sergeant Luigi Iacovello, left waist gunner; Staff Sergeant Roy Johnson, Ball Turret operator; Staff Sergeant Everett Johnson, right waist gunner; Staff Sergeant Charles A Haywood, Tail Gunner. In the front row left to right: First Lieutenant Paul Herring, Pilot; Flight Officer Charles Beard, Co-Pilot; Second Lieutenant John Wilson, Navigator; and Second Lieutenant William Wood, Bombardier. Handwritten caption on reverse: '"Laces Aces" 339th sq 96BG Rear L-R T/S Geo Goetz TT, T/S Bob Woherty R/O, S/S Luigi Iacovello LWG, S/S Roy Johnson BTO, S/S Everett Johnson RWG S/S, Charles A Haywood TG. Front L-R 1/LT Paul Herring P, F/O Charles Beard CP, 2/LT John Wilson N, 2/LT William Wood.'

Connections

Units

People

  • Charles Beard

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • Robert Doherty

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    1st mission 14 January 1944. Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F #42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. POW. Luft 6, Luft 4. Stalag 13B, & 7A POW

  • George Goetz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F #42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. Evaded (EVD).

  • Charles Haywood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 339BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by fighters on the return from a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944, B-17 42-31142 made a wheels up landing NE of Rethel, FR. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Herring

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wiesbaden on 24 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338173

  • Luigi Iacoviello

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Attacked by fighters on a mission to Berlin and on the return flight with two engines out, B-17F #42-30412 'Mischief Maker II' crashed SSE of Brussels, Belgium on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Everett Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    B-17G#42-31968 'Miss Irish' returned from a mission to Marquise/Mimoyecques, FR and made an emergency landing at Rayson after taking a direct hit from an 88mm in the radio room on 19 Mar 1944. RTD.

  • Roy Johnson

    Military | Ordnance

  • John Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    DFC 2/1/2001

  • William Wood

    Military | Corporal

Aircraft

  • 42-39988

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-A] Snetterton 4/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with George Pond, Co-pilot: John Day, Navigator: Glenn Johnson, Bombardier: George Peters, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Ring,...

Locations

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 16:43:17 Lucy May Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated aircraft using information in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2015 16:42:07 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Associated airmen from information in the caption.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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