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Members of the 416th BG after receiving decorations 11 July 1944
Left to Right:
Captain Frank J. Harrold - Pilot - 669th BS
1LT Vernon H. Powell - B/N - 668th BS
Captain John P. Hillerman - Pilot - 670th BS
Captain Paul G. Atkinson - Pilot - 669th BS
Major William J. Meng - Pilot/Squadron Commander - 671st BS
Captain Lowell E. Geffinger - Bomb Sight Officer - 668th BS
Captain David Hulse - Pilot - 670th BS
1LT William B. Ostrander - Pilot - 670th BS



  • Paul Atkinson

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Colonel, U.S. Air Force. Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1943. World War II and Korean War. ...

  • Lowell Geffinger

    Military | Captain | Bomb Sight Officer/Squadron History Officer

  • Frank Harrold

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • John Hillerman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • David Hulse

    Military | Captain | Pilot

  • William Meng

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot - Squadron Commander
    William J. Meng was born at North Middletown, Ky., in 1917. He attended High School in North Middletown where he graduated in 1935. He entered Transylvania College in 1935 and completed three years majoring in economics. He participated in the...

  • William Ostrander

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Vernon Powell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator


  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...


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