The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "$5 With Breakfast" by Master Sergeant Jay D Cowan of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '$5 & Breakfast [sic] B17 Eye.'
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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "$5 With Breakfast" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '$5 & Breakfast [sic] B17 Eye.'
The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...
Military | Master Sergeant | 490th Ground Crew Leader
Jay Dee Cowan was born on October 11, 1919 in Loredo, Texas.
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Photographic Officer
Military | Corporal | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Gunner
31 combat missions over Germany, Ball turret gunner on B-17 'Flying Fortress' also participated in 1 food drom (chowhound) mission over Holland at close of WWII.
Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusterlstrs
Member of Leland crew
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. £5 WITH...
Military site : airfield
Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...