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Wing and Group Commanders meeting of the 2nd Bomb Division, 8th Air Force, England. 19 September 1944

Rear Left to Right : Col James H. Isbel - Col Albert J. Shower - Col. Luther J. Fairbanks - Col. Lawrence M. Thomas - Col. Ramsay D. Potts - Col. William W. Jones

Middle Left to Right : Col. Lorin L. Johnson - Col. Eugene H. Snavely - Col. Ezekiel W. Napier - Col. Frederic H. Miller - Col. Leland G. Fiegel - Col. Gerry L. Mason - Lt. Co.l Roy B. Cavines - Lt. Col. Everett W. Stewart - Lt. Col. Claiborne H. Kinnard

Seated Left to Right : Col. Jack W. Woo - Brig. Gen. Leon W. Johnson - Brig. Gen. Walter R. Peck - Maj. Gen. William E. Kepnel - Brig. Gen. Edward J. Timberlake - Brig. Gen. Jesse Auton - Col. Milton W Arnold.



  • Milton Arnold

    Military | Brigadier General | Wing Commander
    Overseas 1942 to establish ATC Atlantic Ferry Route as staff meteorologist; assisted in planning secret route for Allied Chiefs' Casablanca Conference, January 1943. Commander of the 389th Bomb Group. SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Jesse Auton

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
    Deployed to ETO with 65th Fighter Wing, 8AF USAAF. 12 combat missions. Killed in a plane crash at Offutt AFB, Omaha, 30-Mar-52, while returning on a flight from California. ...

  • Roy Caviness

    Military | Colonel | Pilot - Group Commanding Officer
    Assigned to 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to HQ Sqn, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Transferred to HQ Sqn, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 14 x kills. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • Luther Fairbanks

    Military | Colonel | Commander - 466th Bomb Group

  • Leland Fiegel

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer 93rd BG, Air Executive, Deputy Wing Commander
    Commanding Officer of the 93rd Bomb Group 9-August-1943 to 27-Sep-1944. Air Executive with Headquarters (381st Bomb Group). Commanding Officer 20th BG, 17 May 1945. Deputy Wing Commander 20th Combat Bomb Wing, 18 June 1945.

  • James Isbell

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    mention with respect by Charles Booth in Silent Heroes Among Us as his commander in England. West Point graduate.

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | B-24 Command Pilot - Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group
    Col. Leon Johnson, the commander of the 44th Bomb Group from the 8th Air Force in Britain provided superior leadership in planning and training his pilots from the 8th Air force from the U.K. to employ very low altitude flying, before and during...

  • Lorin Johnson

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Individual Photo 392nd Staff Officers 3May45 L. Johnson at Alamogordo

  • William Jones

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer
    C/O from July 1944

  • William Kepner

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force Fighter Command
    From 1909 to 1913, Kepner served in the US Marine Corps. By 1916 he was a second lieutenant in the Indiana National Guard. After a short spell in the US cavalry, in 1917 he transferred to the infantry as a captain and commanded a company at the Battle...

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Date Contributor Update
06 September 2021 15:43:04 Kickapoo Changes to caption

Spacing, name spelling : Gen. Ramsay Potts - - Kickapoo

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Spacing, name spelling : Gen. Ramsay Potts - - Kickapoo

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17 June 2017 15:18:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations