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"Crew of the 96th Bomb Group* pose beside their Boeing B-17 'Kipling's Error The III'** at an 8th Air Force base in England. 29 June 1943."

*Actually 305th Bomb Group
**Actually 'Nora 2nd'

Crew are - 1st Lt. Lester Personeus Jr, F/O Charles J. Harpool, Lt Norbert A. Zwycke, Lt Wiiliam J. Byrd, T/Sgt William C. Reese Jr, Sgt Roger M. Link, Sgt James O. Gillespie, Sgt George W. James, Sgt William J. Hess, Sgt Euel Jenkins.

Connections

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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Byrd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gillespie

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Harpool

    Military | Captain | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Hess

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty. Returned to ETO with the 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF until July 1945 [Documents accompany database form] Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME, DUC.

  • George James

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME (1 Battle Star).

  • Euel Jenkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII AM, Victory, EAME.

  • Roger Link

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lester Personeus

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions ETO. Ended tour Duty (ETD). Went on to complete 23 x combat missions on B-29's in the pacific. Awards: DFC (2OLC), AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Reese

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Norbert Zwicke

    Military | Colonel | Navigator
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: LOM (OLC), DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII AM, Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-29529 NORA 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 18:47:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/48253033?terms=42-29529

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