FRE 1872


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A bomber crew of the 453rd Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator nicknamed "The Spirit of Notre Dame". Handwritten caption on reverse: '(P) Roy Sears & Crew. Top L-R: BT Sgt Bieling, RW Sgt Chuck Cannon, P Ray L Sears, CP Cpt Lowe (sub for Kotapish) B Leonard Phillips, N Gene Minor. Bottom L-R, TG Sgt Fred Gonzalez, TT Sgt Leon Oppos, E/LW T/SGT John Burkhardt, Radio Frank Youtsey.'


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Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Notre Dame
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron


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