FRE 7977


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A P-47D Thunderbolt of the of the 392nd Bomb Group used as a hack plane. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Barnes says this was a 392 'hack' plane?' Handwritten and printed caption on reverse: '392BG.' On reverse: John E. Bode Aug 05 1964 [Stamp].


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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


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