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

Rear L to R: Col James H Isbel, Col Albert J Shower, Col Luther J Fairbanks, Col Lawrence M Thomas, Col Ramsey D Potts, Col William W Jones.
Middle L to R: 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 Col Roy B Caviness, Lt Col Everett W. Stewart, Lt Col Claiborne H Kinnard.
Seated L to R: Col Jack W Wood, Brig Gen Leon W Johnson, Brig Gen Walter R Peck, Maj Gen William E Kepnel, Brig Gen Edward J Timberlake, Big 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, 20-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 | Pilot, Commanding Officer
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

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