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From the left : Hail Columbia's navigator, Lt. Norman Whalen, and his close friend, and bombardier, Lt. Harold Francis Korger. 1943.

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Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

People

  • Harold Korger

    Military | Colonel | B-24 - B-52 Bombardier
    Lt. Harold Francis Korger was a B-24 bombardier in the 344th Bombardment Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force, based in Benghazi, Libya, 1943. He flew on the B-24D, Hail Columbia, with the Element Group Leader Col. John R. Kane, on the...

  • Norman Whalen

    Military | Major | Navigator / Nose Gunner
    Norman Mathew Whalen joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. After graduating from Navigator School in Monroe, Louisiana, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant and was assigned to the 9th Air force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing...

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Date Contributor Update
10 October 2021 13:12:56 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Please make associations in the appropriate PERSON and/or AIRCRAFT records.

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2021 12:18:19 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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togetherweserved - Korger - Harold - Francis, Col.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2018 10:27:28 Emily Changes to collection and person associations
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Associated depicted people

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2018 08:09:43 Kickapoo Created entry with collection and caption
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