Herschel F Ezell Jr

media-28103.jpeg UPL 28103 Capt Herschel Ezell 20th FG J Cook photo collection and archives

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Object Number - UPL 28103 - Capt Herschel Ezell 20th FG

He was assigned to Louis Cook crew. Reported to the ETO on 04 Apr 1943. He was the 92nd Officer to complete tour of 25 missions.

Assigned to the 20th FG/77th FS on 28 April 1944. The 20th FG's Droop-Snoot (#42-67450) was nick-named 'Eze Does It. ' Named after Herschel F. Ezell, who was assigned to the 20th Fighter Group on 28 April, 1944 following a complete tour of 25 missions as a Bombardier on B-17 Flying Fortresses with the 306th. Bomb Group. On 14 May he was made Group Personal Equipment Officer, but his primary reason for being assigned to the 2othFG was as Group Bombardier on Droop Snoot bombing missions. He flew ten of these before being returned to the States on 10 August, 1944.


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Units served with

Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


A P-38 Lightning nicknamed "EZE Does It" of the 20th Fighter Group fitted with a "droop snoot" for bombing missions at Kings Cliffe. Handwritten caption on reverse: '20FG. "Droop Snoot". Bombing P-38.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Eze Does It
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 10th Air Depot Group 20th Fighter Group 10th Depot Repair Squadron 77th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Fubar
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 55th Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group 338th Fighter Squadron




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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / First Over Germany pg. 152, Combat Crews pg 54 & 136, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, http://www.flyingmule.com/products/CG-AA36602 / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pi…

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