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"Left To Right: S/Sgt Morris Hall Of Sanger, CA., Presents A Wooden Model Of A Bomber To S/Sgt Oliver R. Germann, Of Moran, Wyo., As S/Sgt. Fred B. Mellums, Springhill, Tenn., S/Sgt. Lonnie L. Ackerman, Fox, Ark., T/Sgt. Buford R. Smith, Insul, Ky., And S/Sgt Joseph A Crowder, Luden, TN., look on. S/Sgt Germann just arrived from a hospital in Africa where he recovered from wounds received in a raid over Italy, to an airbase in England, where he was awarded, in one day, the SS, the DFC(OLC), the PH and the AM(3OLC). England."

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

People

  • Lonnie Ackerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying in B-24 Liberator 41-24201. ...

  • Oliver Germann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying in B-24 Liberator 41-24201. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2018 18:30:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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