Combat Missions

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The following photos were taken during our combat mission period -- the period of time that we were based in England.

NOTE: Click on each of the photos below to see a larger version.

T. Dempsey and propeller of crew's B17

N. Beam with our Nissen hut in background

J. Beriont, with crew's plane in background

T. Dempsey with friend, Lady Moe, donkey brought from N. Africa by a 96th Group crew

First Sgt. Lee, top sergeant of 338th Squadron

"Tatty" Spaatz (far left), Red Cross girl and daughter of Gen. Spaatz, serving coffee and spam sandwiches to crews just returned from a mission

Crew's Nissen hut home

M. Stelzriede on his cot

Capt. Clark Gable (left) visiting 96th Group, with Group Photo Officer

Lt. Frank Berry, pilot of another crew, which shared Nissen hut with Beriont crew

F. Berry's co-pilot, Earl Diamond

After rough mission to Bremen, Germany, removing an injured member of a 96th Group crew from airplane

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