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DALY'S CREW Pyote Air Base, Texas - September 1943 Front Row (L-R) 1 John Daly, Pilot 2 Robert Koerber, Copilot 3 William Evans, Navigator 4 Joseph Jennings, Bombardier Back Row (L-R) - Gunners 1 Omer "Lyle" Young 2 Frank Hearne 3 John MacCallum 4 Adriel "Wayne" Langendoerfer 5 Howard Polizzo 6 Harvey Tuber This ten-man crew earned the Air Medal on their second mission -- Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, where they bombed a Messerschmidt airplane factory.

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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805776
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-694353
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35579373
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-755018
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / Navigator / Bombardier Instructor
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15103734 / O-692968
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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edited to correct proper spelling of Pyote and generated link to it in "places".

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personal collection

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Joseph W. Jennings saved all his military papers and orders. They are in possession of his daughter, Lucy Jennings Sweeney.

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Daly's crew, pictured above, flew four missions together. They were awarded the Air Medal on their second bombing mission to Oberpfaffenhoven, Germany, on Saturday, March 18, 1944. They bombed the Messerschmidt aircraft assembly plant.
Bibliography: [Betz, Frank L. and Kenneth H. Cassens editors]. 379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, Volume One: November 1942-July 1945. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, 2000, p. 359.
Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945.

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph W. Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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Joseph W Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

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personal collection