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"Standing before the plane we lost on the continent." Hand written on the back of this photograph by Navigator Louis E. Long,



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...


  • Louis Long

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Burg on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Gotta Haver' #446820


  • 43-37919 Rio Tinto

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 2/7/44; 5m battle damaged Merseburg 25/11/44 with ?; force landed Aermee, Ger?; Salvaged 16/12/44.


Date Contributor Update
10 September 2019 23:12:59 D.Z. Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

A personal photo from the collection of my father, Sergeant Irving Zenziper, US Army Air Corp.