“A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-41013) of the 6th Bomb Group, 5th Air Force takes off in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Handwritten caption on reverse: ‘44-41013, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron.'”
Flak Greetings Over Bremen Germany
Bill Washburn took this photo
from the right waist gunner position in his Consolidated B-24-J Liberator heavy
bomber in January 1945 over Bremen Germany. This was scanned from his original
print given to him by the photo lab after the censor’s cleared it.
Note the three flak bursts in the
left side of the picture.
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
Starboard-side engine of a B24 ‘Liberator’ bomber … by JeffMcBride Starboard-side engine of a B24 'Liberator’ bomber that went down in the Togean Islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia in May of 1945. This wreck, in really good shape, sits at roughly 22-25 meters below the surface.
Resting Place The starboard-side engine and prop from a B24 ‘Liberator’ bomber that went down in the Togean Islands of Sulawesi in May, 1945. All crew members survived. It’s a beautifully preserved wreck in about 20-25 meters of murky water. by JeffMcBride
The airgunner on the picture is Major David G. Bellemere and behind him is the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber ‘Tepee Time Gal’.
Photo du mitrailleur, Major David G. Derrière lui son bombardier lourd B-24 “Tepee Time Gal”.