FRE 1947


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Sergeant John Ferriggia is congratulated by Major Hamel and Major Frank Elliott of the 466th Bomb Group at the opening of their new Mess Hall. Image via Ben Fiepel. Printed caption on reverse: 'Opening of 784th BS Mess Hall on 7 May 44. Sgt John Ferriggia being congratulated by Major Hamel (784 CO) and being watched by Maj Frank Elliott.'


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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 2nd Scouting Force 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-403886
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Squadron Commander - Pilot - Pilot


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