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Personnel of the 44th Bomb Group unload bags from the back of a crew truck. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.
The crew man in foreground carrying bags is Staff Sergeant LeRoy R. Winter.

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 unload bags from the back of a crew truck. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.

Connections

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

  • William Cameron

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew on Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43 (married Joe Stillwell's daughter)Flew on B-24 'Buzzin' Bear. Had 38 combat missions. He not only came over to England with the 44th but was the only pilot to then go home with them at the end of the war. He was one of...

  • Leroy Winter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    On January 3, 1943 while serving as Radio Operator on B-24D 41-23808 'Texan' the aircraft made a crash-landing in a field near Aberporth airfield, Cardiganshire, returning from target U/B yards (submarine) at St. Nazaire, France. Fuel shortage caused...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 12:19:15 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Connected up to airman Leroy R Winter's record from information provided by Thomas Winter.

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2016 07:44:24 ws2000 Changes to caption
Sources

Lee confirmed that he is in the photo in 2015. He passed away July 2016 age 94.
LeRoy flew 6 missions with Cameron, 5 as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Lee also is pictured in a crew photo on page 53 of the book The 44 Bomb Group in World War II, by Mackay and Adams. I'm not sure why the personnel in that crew photo are not identified but comparing photo 11 in this collection with the front row of the crew photo definitely identifies Cameron and Divinney. I have a photo of Lee taken in uniform ca.1944 from my family archive that confirms this photo.

Thomas Winter, nephew of LeRoy.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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