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"Capt. Walter Stewart, Salt Lake City, Utah, pilot of the Consolidated B-24 'Liberator' Bomber, 'Bomerang' which has completed 53 missions in the European Theatre of operations, receives a cake from Miss Rachel Homer, American Red Cross worker, prior to departure to the United States. At the right is Lt Col George S Brown Jr an officer at the Liberators base at Hardwicke, England. 4 April 1944."

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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Brown

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23682) ...

  • Walter Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    In 1941, Stewart was a 24 year-old, U.S. Army Air Force cadet at the University of Utah. "We were pulling guns around with horses as a plane flew overhead. Jack Adamson, who had been my mission companion, said to me, `There's a war coming.' Later that...

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 21:54:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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