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Second Lieutenant James E. Zengerle and Second Lieutenant Albert B. Millin of the 388th Bomb Group, talks about their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30793) nicknamed "Tom Paine" to Professor Frank Dobie. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 25 Oct 1943. [stamp] and '289761.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AMERICAN SERVICEMEN'S TRIBUTE TO TOM PAINE. Associated Press Photo Shows: Left to right: 2nd Lt James E Zengerle, Pilot of the Flying Fortress "Tom Paine" which bears the author's famous words, "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered"; Professor Frank Dobie, Professor of American History at Cambridge University and 2nd Lt Albert B Millin, of Brookville, PA, co-pilot.'

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Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

People

  • Albert Millin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-17 42-31741 'Thunderbolt'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5264. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Zengerle

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-17 42-31741 'Thunderbolt'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5264. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-30793 'Tom Paine'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Named Tom Paine after a famous soldier who served in the American Army during the War of Independence after the airmen of the 562nd after they found out that he had been born in the nearby town of Thetford. Was chosen to promote Anglo-American co...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 10:25:57 rossingtonj Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

Photo not taken in Cambridge.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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