IWM catalogue record
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Everett L Wales, George W Haggerty and James J Doherty of the 452nd Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "The Punched Fowl". Image via Walt Chochrek. A veteran has handwritten on the reverse: '[Asterisks indicate airman is deceased] Three original members of "The Punched Fowl" crew, 452nd Bomb Grp, 730th Sqdn, Pilot James H Valee*. Left to Right- Everett L Wales* Raidio OP. George W Haggerty*- Rt Waist, James J Doherty- tail gunner.'
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner
Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right waist gunner
Staff Sergeant George W Haggerty was a right waist gunner for the lead crew of the 730th Bomb Squadron, 452nd Bomb Group.
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator