FRE 8001


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The nose art of a B-24 Liberator nicknamed "We'll Get By" of the 577th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Whitney Barnes painted this one.' Second Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Late J's had the Emerson turret, ourward opening base wheel doors, high pilot heads and extra window near bomb sight position. Credit Whitney Barnes.' Printed caption on reverse: '392BG, 577SQ.' 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


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


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