579th Bomb Squadron

Squadron
Three airmen of the 392nd Bomb Group with a 597th Bomb Squadron B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-99990) nicknamed "Short Snorter". Jesse Litz is standing in front of the pegasus insignia. Handwritten caption on reverse: '392/597. Jesse LITZ under horse insignia, other two unknown.' media-380456.jpg FRE 1658 Three airmen of the 579th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group, with B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-99990) nicknamed "Short Snorter". Jesse Litz is standing in front of the pegasus insignia.

Handwritten caption on reverse: '392/597. Jesse LITZ under horse insignia, other two unknown.' Roger Freeman Collection

Corrected Bomb Squadron connection from 597 to 579 Bomb Squadron.

Object Number - FRE 1658 - Three airmen of the 579th Bomb Squadron, 392nd Bomb Group, with B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-99990) nicknamed "Short Snorter". Jesse Litz is...

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Unit stations

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Wendling

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20101348
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Old Glory
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Lil Gypsy
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ready Willing and Able
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Carol Ann II
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Collection Name: Rob Edwards collection
  • Object Number: UPL 27946
  • Description: Memorials to the Mighty Eighth: Wendling, Station 118 Recent videos and photos of the memorials to the Mighty Eighth USAAF based at Wendling 1943-1945...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: William L Beigel Collection
  • Object Number: Document 15707
  • Description: Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Technical Sergeant Max R Wilhite of the 392nd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Collection Name: William L Beigel Collection
  • Object Number: Document 15825
  • Description: Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Sergeant Charles R Marshall of the 392nd Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel...

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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