Skip to main content

Major Joe M. Kilgore [L] and Captain Royden L Lebrecht [R] posing in the pilot's enclosure of B-24 #4111761 "The Squaw", a famed Liberator of 71 missions in the Middle East.



  • Joe Kilgore

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Joe Madison Kilgore (December 10, 1918 – February 10, 1999) served from 1955 to 1965 as a U.S. Representative from Texas's 15th congressional district. Born in Brown County, near Brownwood in west central Texas, Kilgore attended the public schools of...

  • Royden LeBrecht

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Royden Louis LeBrecht was a B-24D command pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. He flew his B-24D, he named, The Squaw, on Operation Tidal Wave, the large mission to destroy the German held oil refineries at...


Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 16:37:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations