TB-17G 42-102768 at Alexandria AAF.
A bomber crew that later served with the 452nd Bomb Group.
Handwritten caption: 'Front row L to R: J Stock (Pilot), M L Potter (Co-Pilot), E P Agnello (Bombardier), J C Taylor (Navigator).
Rear: W J Hermanson (Engineer/ Top Turret Gunner), H Gazawau (Radio Op), S Shuey (Waist Gunner) D J Papa (Ball Turret Gunner), ? Moulton (he left crew), R D Beard (Tail Gunner).
Photo about June 1944
The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
Hit by flack on 17 January 1945 on mission over Hamburg . Killed in Action (KIA).
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
On Christmas Eve 1944 maximum effort mission to Darmstadt, we took a direct 88 mm. hit, knocking out #1 and #2 engines at battle lines. Dropped bombs on a trget of opportunity, jettisoned all possible equipment, ammo etc. , landing at RAF Manston,...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Alexandra 2/4/44; used in training by 452BG; 120 BU Greenville 27/6/44; 221 BU Alexandra 17/1/45; 329 BU Alexandra 1/3/45; 325 BU Avon Park 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 13/11/45.