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Corvan V. Cripe

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Lt. Corvan V. "Oripe" Cripe was a bombardier with the 456th Bomb Squadron. Based on the reporting of Ernie Pyle, he was the artist responsible for painting mush of the nose art and pinup art in the officers' clubs.

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  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 456th Bomb Squadron

    456th Bomb Squadron

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    Selected Bibliography of Publications: ...

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  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

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15 October 2017 19:29:42 JMF Changes to media associations
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15 October 2017 19:19:00 JMF Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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