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Four gunners who protected B-24D, 4111761, The Squaw, on 35 of it's 71 missions. The gunners are looking out of the waist window of, The Squaw, with a .50 Cal gun next to them. Left to right : Sergeant Weir, Sergeant Givens, Sergeant Reilly, and Sergeant Guana.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

People

  • John Givens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to Fort Worth, Texas, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

  • John Gunnu

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crew member B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to Fort Worth, TX, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

  • John Reilly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Lt. John R. Reiley was the radio operator on the pilot, Lt. Royden LeBrecht's B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, and flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to Ploesti, Romania. Lt. LeBrecht diverted to Nicosia, Cypress, escorting and covering his...

  • Harold Weir

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Flight Engineer B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to Fort Worth, TX, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2021 08:37:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations which are not depicted in the image.

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2021 05:52:10 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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The Great Ground-Air battle Of 1 August, 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 16:47:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

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