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John J Driscoll

Military

Capt. John J. Driscoll flew the first D-Day mission in the B-24J, Delectable Doris, with pilot, William Graff. June, 1944

Service

People

  • William Graff

    Military | Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. William Graff was the command pilot of the B-24J, 42-50551, he named and had his airplane's nose art painted with the Vargas painting he named, Delectable Doris, named after Graff's girlfriend.

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

  • Massicault

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2021 19:23:00 Kickapoo Changes to aircraft associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 42-50551 - Delectable Doris

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2021 18:21:02 Kickapoo Changes to biography
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Wording. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 10:07:17 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Sky Scorpians by Wilson and Mackayp. 132

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2017 10:05:42 Lucy May Changes to media associations
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Associated images with 'J Driscoll' in caption information.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

389th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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