From left to right they are Rob Sleet, navigator. Pete Barsczewski, engineer. George Weller, bombardier, Laying down, Charles Yant, gunner, and Bert Bertelsen, pilot.
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 | Technical Sergeant
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...
Military | Captain | Navigator
30 Missions on B-24
Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME w 4 bronze stars
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
George Weller served as a bombardier with the 8th Air Force in England.
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
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...