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"White crosses mark the graves of American soldiers in a military cemetery somewhere in North Africa. 8 November 1943."
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Robert J. Nespor John C. Riley Thurman L. Ward Darmond R. Massort
Edward J. Suwa John P. D'Amour George W. Lawlor.

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  • John D'Amour

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Gunner
    Staff Sgt. John D'Amour was killed in action (KIA) after being reassigned as a replacement gunner, from the 93rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force, reassigned to Lt. John S. Young's regular B-24D, 41-11768, named, Kickapoo, as part of the 344th Bomb...

  • George Lawlor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Crew member B-24 liberator 41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the August 1, 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. She lost an engine just after getting airborne and then caught fire while banking back...

  • Robert Nespor

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    1st Lt. Robert James Nespor, Jr. was a B-24D bomber command pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bombardment Group, "The Pyramiders", and the 330th Bombing Squadron, based at Benghazi, Libya, in North Africa. He was assigned to fly on the huge mission,...

  • John Riley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Co-Pilot
    2nd Lt. John Clark Riley was a B-24D pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron at Benghazi, Libya, in the Mediterranean theatre (MTO) during WWII. Lt. Riley and his command Pilot Robert Nespor from the 98th Bomb...

  • Thurman Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier B-24 liberator 41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the August 1, 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. She lost an engine just after getting airborne and then caught fire while banking back...

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Date Contributor Update
05 September 2021 11:48:02 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Punctuation, spelling. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 11:24:55 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 10:49:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations
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