Flight - Brig. Gen. Scott L. Kelly, 175th Wing Commander, performs a
maneuver during his final flight in an A-10C aircraft at Warfield Air
National Guard, Baltimore, Maryland, October 17, 2015. Kelly’s fini
flight marked the end of his service as wing commander because he is
transitioning to be the assistant adjutant general – Air for the
Maryland National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Benjamin
93rd Bomb Group formation flight. Near aircraft is Consolidated B-24D-25-CO (S/N 41-24226) “Joisey Bounce” and second aircraft is (S/N 41-24147) “The Duchess.”
“Joisey Bounce”/“Utah Man”
B-24D-25-CO Liberator s/n 41-24226, 330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th Air Force Lost November 13,1943 on mission to Bremen, Germany when it was involved in a mid-air collision with 42-40765 over Husum, Germany. Was named “Utah Man” at time of loss.
2nd Lt. Loren J. Koon - Pilot South Carolina KIA
2nd Lt. Robert Timmer - Co-Pilot Michigan KIA
Sgt. Benjamin Caplan - Navigator California KIA
1st Lt. Ralph W. Cummings - Bombardier Montana KIA
Sgt. Robert L. Cox - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner POW
T/Sgt. Paul E. Johnston - Radio Operator Kentucky POW
S/Sgt. William E. Major - Right Waist Gunner Indiana KIA
S/Sgt. John E. Connolly - Left Waist Gunner Michigan KIA
S/Sgt. Joseph R. Doyle - Tail Gunner Pennsylvania KIA
S/Sgt. Richard E. Bartlett - Tunnel Gunner Montana KIA
“The Duchess”/“Evelyn” (A) s/n 41-24147, 330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th Air Force Lost on mission over Germany on Feb. 25,1944 mission to Furth Germany. Mechanical troubles caused them to fall back out of the formation where they were jumped by fighters.
1st Lt. David W. Thompson - Pilot POW
Capt. Miles R. League - Co-Pilot/Deputy Formation Commander South Carolina POW
1st Lt. James A. Ivain - Navigator Connecticut POW
1st Lt. Robert L. Warner - Bombardier POW
2nd Lt. Waldron L. Snyder, Jr. - Co-Pilot/Observer/Photographer Massachusetts KIA
T/Sgt. Henry A. Clauser - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner Pennsylvania POW
T/Sgt. Evert A. Ollie - Radio Operator Pennsylvania POW
S/Sgt. John D. Glucs - Right Waist Gunner POW
S/Sgt. Thomas F. McDermott - Left Waist Gunner Rhode Island KIA
In an arranged photo commemorating the meeting of the Soviet and American armies, 2nd Lt. William Robertson (U.S. Army) and Lt. Alexander Silvashko (Red Army) stand facing one another with hands clasped and arms around each other’s shoulders. In the background are two flags and a poster that reads “East meets West”.
Today me and my buddy where walking back from the School House to the dorms over lunch. As we walk to the door it opens, nothing unusual there. The “door guard” normally opens the door for anyone entering the building if VIP guest are going to be in the dorms during that day. But I looked at this arms out of instinct to see if he had any stripes. He didn’t, figured he was just another Airman Basic. So me and my buddy keep on walking through the door, when he says “Airmen…” and starts to move his hand up to salute. Only then did I notice the Bronze bar on my cover and blouse. So I saluted him.
You were walking out of the door we use to go INSIDE the building, and holding it like an Airman Basic. Not to mention he looked like he was all of 17years old, which didn’t help in realizing he was an officer. Not like butter bars are real officers anyways, more like little Chihuahua’s. All bark no bite. I wouldn’t be surprised if he had been standing by the door waiting to open it and get saluted by some Airmen.