Maurice Arthur Preston

Military
Lieutenant Lester A. Gibson, Colonle Maurice A. Preston and Major Otis E Parks of the 379th Bomb Group enjoy a meal after returning from a mission. Handwritten caption on reverse: '47.' . Censor no: 298752. On reverse: Associated Press [Stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'THE LEADERS TALK IT OVER. Associated Press Photo Shows: The leaders of yesterday's ( January 4) raid on Germany - Berlin Radio said that Kiel was the target - Exchange experiences as they enjoy a hot meal on their return. They are (Left

Object Number - FRE 4793 - Lieutenant Lester A. Gibson, Colonel Maurice A. Preston and Major Otis E Parks of the 379th Bomb Group enjoy a meal after returning from a mission....

First Commander of the 379th BG

Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Weed, California 1912-11-25

Died

Bethesda, MD, USA 1983-01-25

Revisions

Date26 May 2016 16:35:37
ContributorKD4ITI
Sources

Dave Wentzel
Carolinas Aviation Museum

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Who's Who in the Eighth Air Force and/or Biographical Directory Command & Staff Officers Eighth Air Force 1942-45; 379th Bombardment Anthology, Part 2, pg 167

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