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  • Walter Cranson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    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).

  • Thomas Sisson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    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.

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  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2019 23:41:16 Kris45 Changes to person associations

The Combat Diary of Walt Cranson (2000)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia