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From left to right they are Rob Sleet, navigator. Pete Barsczewski, engineer. George Weller, bombardier, Laying down, Charles Yant, gunner, and Bert Bertelsen, pilot.



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • Peter Barsczewski

    Military | Technical Sergeant

  • Robert Bertelsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Robert Bertelsen served as a pilot first with the 564th Bomb Squadron of the 446th Bomb Group, then from April 1944 with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group. He transferred to the 2nd Scouting Force and was killed due to engine failure in...

  • Robert Sleet

    Military | Lieutenant

  • Robert Sleet

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    30 Missions on B-24 Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME w 4 bronze stars

  • George Weller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    George Weller served as a bombardier with the 8th Air Force in England.

  • Charles Yant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Completed 25 missions. The majority of missions were with the 446th BG. Then the entire crew was transferred to the 389th BG. EAME w/ 2 battle stars/ GC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
24 September 2016 00:48:24 Changes to unit associations

Correct Bombing squadron number

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 01:12:56 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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