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.
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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.
The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...
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Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief for B-17 41-24485 'Memphis Belle' Joe kept the 'Belle' Flying through six months of combat. He replaced 9 engines, both wings, two tails, both main landing gear, and more !! Once 'Belle' returned to the US...
B-17 Flying Fortress