TB-17G 42-102768 at Alexandria AAF.
A bomber crew that later served with the 452nd Bomb Group.
Handwritten caption: 'Front row L to R: J Stock (Pilot), M L Potter (Co-Pilot), E P Agnello (Bombardier), J C Taylor (Navigator).
Rear: W J Hermanson (Engineer/ Top Turret Gunner), H Gazawau (Radio Op), S Shuey (Waist Gunner) D J Papa (Ball Turret Gunner), ? Moulton (he left crew), R D Beard (Tail Gunner).
Photo about June 1944
The base was opened on 21 October 1942 and performed Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircrew training. It was placed on inactive status on September 23, 1946, although a small cadre of Army and Air Force personnel (331 Composite Squadron) remained assigned to Alexandria Municipal Airport throughout the late 1940s.
Its major operating units were:
United States Army Air Forces
67th Airdrome Squadron, 1 February 1943 – 25 March 1943
471st Bombardment Group, 1 May 1943 – 7 May 1943
469th Bombardment Group, 7 May 1943 – 1 April 1944
221st AAF Base Unit, 25 March 1944 – 1 March 1945
329th AAF Base Unit, 1 March 1945 – 23 September 1946
English Heritage's record description
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Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Wilton Fremaux enlisted on September 14, 1942. 26 missions; B-17 Flying Fortress; T/SGT; Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner. He was from Alexandria, Louisiana. He was stationed at Kimbolton, England with the 379th Bomber Group, 524th Bomb Squadron....
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
Assigned to 525BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Sorau Germany mission 11-Apr-44 'Tenny Belle' exploded in mid-air near Downham Market, England. Killed in Action (KIA)
Awards: AM, PH.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner / Armorer | 379th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA). Plane exploded mid-air near Downham Market, England