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November 1943 - Natal, Brazil
L-R standing: Sgt Billy Espich, Sgt Kenneth Dyer
448th BG, 712th BS, crew #17; flew southern route from USA to England.



  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...


  • Kenneth Dyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and ...

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...


Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 17:43:54 dwk1927 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

Billy J Espich WWII Collection