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ENGLAND - M/Sgt Joseph M Giambrone, [ Norristown, Pa.], former crew chief of the "Memphis Belle." Sgt Giambrone is standing in front of the first Boeing B-17 Flying fortress, "Yankee Doodle," to fly over enemy territory, in August 1942. It was then piloted by Lt General Ira C Eaker.

NARA ref 342-FH-3A12466-55433AC.

Crew chief M/Sgt Joseph Giambrone standing in front of his charge 'Yankee Doodle' 324BS hack, formerly a war wagon for 97BG. Joe was the crew chief for 41-24485 'Memphis Belle' up until her departure for the ZI.



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Date Contributor Update
09 December 2016 15:07:03 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2016 15:06:08 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations