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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Personnel of the 44th Bomb Group and a B-24 Liberator at a Medal of Honor award ceremony for Colonel Leon W. Johnson, Shipdam. Passed for publication 23 Nov 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '137/RF WD140. Nov 22 1940. Presentation of M.O.H. [Medal of Honor] to B/G Leon Johnson for Ploesti mission. USAAF photo of 8/1/43.' On reverse: Sport & General [Stamp].

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Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

People

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:42:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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