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Master Sergeant George E. Ewald, a crew chief of the 93rd Bomb Group, changes the engine of the B-24D Liberator, 41-23722, named, BOMERANG.

Image stamped on reverse: '50664C' [Censor no]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[Illegible] 31 March 44 from 8 P R. War Theatre #12 (England) - maintenance. M/Sgt George C Ewald [sic] of Norfolk, Va, Bomerang's crew chief is shown putting the finishing touches on Bomerang's 16th engine change.'

IWM catalogue record

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Master Sergeant George E Ewald, a crew chief of the 93rd Bomb Group, changes the engine of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23722) nicknamed "Bomerang". Image stamped on reverse: '50664C' [Censor no]. Handwritten caption on reverse: '[Illegible] 31 March 44 from 8 P R. War Theatre #12 (England) - maintenance. M/Sgt George C Ewald [sic] of Norfolk, Va, Bomerang's crew chief is shown putting the finishing touches on Bomerang's 16th engine change.'

Connections

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

People

  • George Ewald

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Assigned to 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 Bomerang

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23722, flew on the maiden mission of the 93rd Bomb Group on 9 October 1942. It sustained the worst battle damage of the ten Liberators damaged on the mission, with over 200 holes. Due to shortages of B-24 parts in the UK early in the war...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2021 06:30:25 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Punctuation spacing and spelling - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 19:38:53 patootie Changes to caption
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George Carroll Ewald was born on sept 30th, 1918 - passed away on april 5th, 1976 (buried at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Colorado Springs)

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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