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The crew of the B-24D Liberator, serial number 41-23778, named, Jenny, in the 44th Bomb Group, returns to Shipdham following a raid on Germany, 27 January 1943. The insignia attached to the breast of several crew members jackets has been censored. Image stamped on reverse: 'Barratt's Photo Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 29 Jan 1943.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse : 'First American raid on Germany. Flying Fortresses and Liberators of the U.S. Army Air Corps Carried out their first raid on Germany on Wednesday last. O.PS. The crew of the Liberator, Jenny, leaving after the U.S. raid on Germany. (Barratt's. 29/1/43).'

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Units

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11062939 / O-670981
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19055445
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Jenny - Lady Luck
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron

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Mission

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorEmily
Sources

According to Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary, no bombing missions took place on 29 January 1943. The nearest raid over Germany flown by the 44th Bomb Group took place on 27 January 1943, making this likely to be the mission the depicted airmen are returning from.

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

FindAGrave Memorial - Gola G Gibby

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:17:50
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection