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Technical Sergeant A L Lee of the 93rd Bomb Group, in the top turret of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23742) nicknamed "Liberty Lad", October 1942 Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press'[Stamp].'226123'[Censor no]. 'Passed for publication 11 Oct 1942' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Associated Press photo shows: Tech.Sgt. Al. Lee of Little Rock, Ark, top-gunner of the Liberty Lad". (Passed for publication - General Section, Press & Censorship Bureau, 11 October 1942).'

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Units

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Technical Sergeant Al Lee, from Little Rock, Arkansas, top-turret gunner of the 93rd Bomb Group, lines up his shot inside a B-24 Liberator at Alconbury. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press'[Stamp].'226123'[Censor no]. 'Passed for publication 11 Oct 1942' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Associated Press photo shows: Tech.Sgt. Al. Lee of Little Rock, Ark, top-gunner of the Liberty Lad". (Passed for publication - General Section, Press & Censorship Bureau, 11 October 1942).'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

Lietuenant W.E Keefer, Lieutenant Phil Ziegler, Lieutenant Howard Young and Lieutenant Joe Walker, of the 93rd Bomb Group stand with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23742) nicknamed "Liberty Lad" at Alconbury. In a duplicate version of this image a censor has obscured the insignia on the airmen's jackets and the structure visible beneath the aircraft to the far left of the image. Image stamped on reverse: 'Ministry of Information 10 Oct 1942.'[stamp] and '226088'[Censor no]. Printed caption on reve
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Liberty Lad
  • Unit: 512th Bomb Squadron 376th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date:
ChangesChanges to caption
Sources

This image appears in Roger Freeman "The Mighty Eighth War Manual" p.167

Date:
ContributorEmily
ChangesChanges to caption, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary p167

Record for 41-23742 on AAM Website

Date:
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection