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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A bomber crew, led by Lieutenant Joe Rogers of the 453rd Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator after their first mission. Image via Alan Rowsell. Writen on slide casing: ' Lt Joe Rogers crew return first op. 25/2/45.' Rowsell has enclosed a letter with the slide: '[Back row, left to right] Red Snyder (top gunner), Richard Nipper (tail gunner), Bobbie? do not remember last name (bombardier), Lee Dragon (co-pilot), Joe Rogers (pilot). [Front row, left to right] Alan Rowsell (ball turret), Christy Cantaese (engineer), Freddie Ciampa (radio operator), Roland Collett (nose gunner). Photo taken on return from the first mission to GIEBELSTADT air field. Feb 25, 1945.'



  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...



Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:34:27 AAM AAM ingest

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