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Capt. Gerrick and Some of His B-24 Crew



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...


  • Clarence Gerrick

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Born in Toledo, Ohio, where he attended St. John High School, graduating in 1935. He played basketball in high school and at the University of Toledo, where he majored in business. ...


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
28 June 2019 21:21:18 Dieterle Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

Dan Masters' blog of the Second World War, Thursday, June 13, 2019, "Ploesti and Beyond: The Wartime Careers of Clarence Gerrick and Jack Dieterle,"