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"Anti-aircraft gun emplacement at a 410th Bomb Group Base in France. 22 January 1945."

- 40mm Bofors gun 'SNAFU', 410th BG were based at Coulommiers A/D (A-58) in Jan-45. In the foreground is the improvised "alarm bell" - the tail of a 500lb bomb suspended from a bracket - the 1 Stripe Private just behind the bomb tail bell greatly resembles several other service portraits of Ray Jelle of the 410 BG's 647th BS

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  • Ray Jelle

    Military | Corporal (5th Grade) | Medical Clerk
    CPL Ray Jelle, the son of a deceased WWI veteran of the Pacific Theater, served as a medical clerk with the 410th Bomb Group's 647th Bomb Squadron in Europe mainly and only perhaps four military service portraits of him survived to be shared after the...

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Date Contributor Update
25 September 2020 04:32:58 ejelle Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 09:52:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
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