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Dan Raymond, flight engineer on the "Little Gramper Jr" of the 389th piloted by Duane Hall telling stories of missions from Hethel Air Force Base in England



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...


  • Duane Hall

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Flew 32 missions in B-24 (The Little Gramper, Jr) . Flew 2 misions on D-Day, w/time out only to eat and refuel-flew from before daylinght until after dark. After combat flew gasoline to 1st and 3rd armies, while assigned toa non-existing Air Transport...

  • Daniel Raymond

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner
    Air Offensive Europe; Northern France; Southern France; Normandy ETO w/ 4 Bronze Stars/ DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ American Theater Ribbon/ GC 1 probable Fw 190


  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Date Contributor Update
02 June 2018 16:39:37 turbobalt09 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Nicholas Hall, grandson of Duane Hall, Marie Jock, daughter of Duane Hall