This photography was given by Hector Badgett to Mr Joveneaux, the farmer who had lodged him during five days after his landing in parachute on the 11th of July 1944. Dressed as a farm worker, Badgett was led on a bicycle by this farmer who brought him to another farm where he was hidden inside a big fireplace.
The photograph given by Hector Badgett, after his chute at Quesnoy sur Deûle (France) the 11th of july 1944, at the farmer who hid him during five days to extract German Soldiers. An other member of the B24's crew chute in this town : Sergent Ronald O Smith.
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards.