Jim Mike TollesonMilitary
All named and Identified are Ground Crewmen/Personnel of "Swamp Fire" 42-32024 524th BS, 379th BG
L-R: Quarterback-Unknown; Sgt Jim Mike Tolleson-Mechanic, T/Sgt Berj Bejian-Engineer/TTG, Unidentified (Back to Camera), Sgt Seymour Romoff-Mechanic/Eng, Rube Cohn-Armorer, Sgt Joseph Simmonette-Mechanic/Asst. Ground Crew Chief, Unidentified- (Thought to be Henry Gerhart Mechanic but unconfirmed as of yet.).
B-17 Flying Fortress to right of bell tent is (serial number 42-38141) nicknamed 'Pansy Yokum', to left of tent is (serial number 42-39828) nicknamed "Penny Ante"
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Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew for B-17 'Swamp Fire', 100 missions without an abort. ETD
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
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|Howard County, Arkansas||3 October 1921||Son of Augustis and Pearl Ofelia [Tribble] Tolleson.|
|Little Rock, AR||20 August 1942||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|13 September 1945||Honourable discharge.|
|Nashville, AR||25 October 1968|
|County Line Cemetery, Nashville, AR||County Line Cemetery Nashville, Howard County, AR|
|Kimbolton||Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.|