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Francis E McAleer


Before “Janey”, temperature conditions in the waist were especially
bad. There were [tw?]o waist windows, and the 200 mph breeze blowing through
the large waist cutouts was brutal. McAleer and Sawtelle smeared Vaseline all
over their faces and wore Coast Guard masks, but still looked like hell after a
mission. From "Kimmel Notes"


Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-31788 Janey, Janie Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/43; Kearney 26/1/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/2/44; force landed continent 10/11/44, Salvaged 18/11/44. JANIE GAL.

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27 October 2015 16:13:33 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques
"Kimmel Notes," rembrances of Elias Kimmel, via 94th Facebook public group, contributed by Marc Benson