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"Lt. French and crew of the 612th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Satisfaction Guaranteed" at an 8th Air Force base in England. 22 March 1945."

Rear L-R: Arthur Hansen, Wesley La Grange, Arthur Devore, Thomas Cannon, James Allcroft.

Front L-R: Millard French, Will McHale, Jerry Johnson, Floyd J Beck.

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Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Allcroft

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator-Mechanic-Gunner
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Floyd Beck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Thomas Cannon

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Arthur Devore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Millard French

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat mission. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Arthur Hansen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Jerry Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat mission. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Wesley La Grange

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 36 x combat missions. Millard French crew. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • William McHale

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Millard French crew. Completed 36 combat missions. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

Aircraft

  • 44-6506 Satisfaction Guaranteed

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 October 2021 19:52:28 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
20 October 2021 19:50:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32169013

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