FRE 1659


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An airman of the 392nd Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95040) nicknamed "Silver Streak". Image via John E Bode


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The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Staff Sergeant John Bode of the 392nd Bomb Group is presented the Distinguished Flying Cross by General Leon Johnson. Image via John Bode. Bode has written beneath the image: 'Cong Med Honor Holder Gen. Leon Johnson, DFC Award S/Sgt John Bode.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner; Photographer; Assistant Engineer


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Silver Streak
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron


Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:25:47

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection