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Photo from My Combat Diary by Walt Cranson (2000), compiled by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert (Beeston UK). Includes members of the 392nd Bomb Group, 578th Bomb Squadron of the 8th Air Force in Wendling, England during 1945.

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. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Cranson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Served as a co-pilot to Thomas M. Sisson during the war. Walt kept a diary during his time as a pilot and published it as My Combat Diary: 26 Jan - 6 Jun 1945 by Walt Cranson (Compiled and produced by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert 2000).

  • Melvin Jones

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Sisson crew

  • Elmer Kruse

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Sisson crew

  • James Robinson

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Sisson crew

  • Thomas Sisson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Entered service at Denver, CO 19 February 1943. Joined 392nd BG 1 March 1945. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt. Rank at retirement from service was Lt. Col.

  • Robert Strausbaugh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner
    Entered service at Harrisburg, PA 22 September 1942. Joined 392nd BG 31 May 1944. Rank at end of WW II was T/Sergeant.

  • Amberg Van

    Military

  • Edmund White

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
    Edmund White crew frm March 1985 issue 2ADA Journal

Locations

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 23:48:49 Kris45 Changes to person associations
Sources

Photo from My Combat Diary by Walt Cranson (2000), compiled by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert (Beeston UK).

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 23:43:29 Kris45 Changes to caption
Sources

Photo from My Combat Diary by Walt Cranson (2000), compiled by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert (Beeston UK).

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 23:39:57 Kris45 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Photo from My Combat Diary by Walt Cranson (2000), compiled by Mike Hyde and Doreen Hibbert (Beeston UK).

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