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"A Crew Of The 524Th Bomb Squadron, 379Th Bomb Group, Poses For The Photographer At An 8Th Air Force Base In England On 15 June 1944."

Rear L-R: Sgt Eugene T Rodriguez, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Sgt George P Wensel Jr, S/Sgt Thomas E. Lilley

Front: 2Lt Harry W Rocklage Jr, 1Lt Baine A Hawthorne, 2Lt William E Schofield.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Edwards

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Hawthorne crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Baine Hawthorne

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Lilley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Rocklage

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME, National Defense, UN and Korean medal. Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict, lost aboard B-29 44-86415 on 19-Sep-51.

  • Eugene Rodriguez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Schofield

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Co-Pilot
    77 missions flown from June 1944 to 20 April 1945. Flew 30 missions with 379th BG. Started as co-pilot, ended as pilot. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force flying P-51s. Flew 47 missions as lead pilot in Scouting Force. ...

  • George Wensel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Hawthorne crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Daniel Whealton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Hawthorne crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Egon Woerle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Blaine Hawthorne crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 23:00:02 cody1947 Changes to caption
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Daughter of Airmen has Identified her father S/Sgt Thomas E. Lilley

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 22:58:27 cody1947 Changes to caption
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Daughter of Airmen Lilley has Identified her Father in this photo

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 22:57:10 cody1947 Changes to caption
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Daughter of S/Sgt Lilley has Identified the Airman

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2019 12:08:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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