FRE 7980


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B-24 Liberators of the 577th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group in flight during a trolley mission. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Over Belgium on "trolley" mission.' Handwritten and printed caption on reverse: '392BG, 577SQ.' On reverse: John E. Bode Aug 05 1964 [Stamp]. Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'These photos were originally taken by Whitney Barnes, ground crew member on "trolley" mission flown for G/C in '45 to show them results of bombing in Europe!'


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


Corporal Whitney Barnes of the 392nd Bomb Group with a bomb inscribed "Marion" in honour of his wife. Image via John E Bode
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 577th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Corporal (RAF)
  • Role/Job: Airplane and Engine Mechanic
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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