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"The Enlisted Crew Members Of The B-24 "Shoot Luke" Liberator Dress In Preparation For A Three-Day Pass. They Are (Left To Right) T/Sgt. Floyd H. Mabee, Lafayette, New Jersey; S/Sgt. Mahlon D. Cressey, Biddeford, Maine; S/Sgt. Adam J. Hastak, New Orleans, Louisiana; T/Sgt William D Mercer, Zanesville, Ohio; S/Sgt James D Cowan, Boston Mass.; S/Sgt George W Foster, Akron Ohio; and Luke the dog, their mascot 12 April 1943 Hardwick, Norfolk, England."

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Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

People

  • James Cowan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • Mahlon Cressey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • George Foster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure.

  • Adam Hastak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure.

  • Floyd Mabee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23729). Aborted over Mediterranean due to No. 4 engine failure. ...

  • William Mercer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. Killed in aircraft crash, Langley Field, Virginia Awards: AM, PH (OLC), EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2021 13:09:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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