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- 308th Bomb Group Veterans -
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Grossman medal award    Sgt Philip Grossman being awarded the unit citation by the commander, in front of a 374th B-24 named "Buzz-z Buggy"; Rupsi, Assam, India, 1945
(Courtesy of Philip Grossman - 374th Bm Sq)


Crew ofthe 'Friendlin', 425 Bm Sqdn    'CREW 41' and the 'Frendlin' of the 425th Bm Sqd,
(standing l-r) Lt. Grant C. Pratt (cp), Lt. Donald B. Duffey (b), Lt. Clune J. Clifford (n), Lt. Chester H. Bohart, (p).
(kneeling, l-r) TSgt. Charles P. Yelton, SSgt. Milton A. McGee, SSgt. Francis J. Meaney, SSgt. Edward Pawlick, SSgt. Max C. Elder, TSgt. Russell A. Giles.
Meaney was stationed at Kunming, China July 1943 - July 1944 .

(Courtesy of Francis J Meaney - 425th Bm Sq, through his son David )


Crew of King's X, 375th Bomb Squadron Crew of "King's X" of the 375th Bomb Squadron:
(Standing l-r);   1Lt Jack Nichols (b), 1Lt Mitchell (cp), Capt Byron Cosgrove (p), 1Lt Braniff 'Little Rebel' (n);
 (squat, l-r);  SSgt Don E. Bresher 'Big Wheel' (ag), Sgt Klose (ng), Sgt Robert Krackenberger 'Little Wheel' (tg), Tsgt Douglas Oglivie (eg), Sgt Norbert Knapp 'Nubs' (bg), Sgt Bjorn Holm (rg)
(Courtesy of Don E. Bresher - 375th Bm Sq, through his son Michael Whitacre )



  The crew of "Nip Nipper", of the 373rd Bomb Squadron notice the insignia on their jackets.
(back row, l.-r.)   Charles A. Dealy,   John Wedesky,   George A. Lawrency,   Gail VanLandingham,   Foster M. Hare,   Braydon L. Hassinger;
(front row, l.-r.)   Thorel T. Johnson (the pilot),   George L. White,   Charles R. Kock,   John E. Bush.
(Courtesy of John Wedesky - 373rd Bomb Squadron )


Glenn Roberts, with his crew, 373rd
Glenn Roberts and his crew.
l. to r. standing: Glen Thompson (bombardier), Dana Hill (pilot), Fred Day (asst. engineer), Glenn Roberts (radio-gunner)
l. to r. kneeling: Joe Duran (asst. radio), Ed Hilaski (tail gunner), Leon Wright (navigator), " A. T." Hill (engineer).
Missing from picture, Leonard Willer (copilot).

(Courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )

373rd Gate Sign, Yankai
373rd Bomb Squadron personnel pose with the 373rd Bomb Sqdn Dragon Patch, designed by Sgt Norm McNamee (now deceased) mounted in front of the alert room of headquarters staff at Yangkai.
crouched,l. to r.; John Carver (Armament Officer), Alan Crockett (C.O.), Ted Stears (S-4) and John Sherman (Operations Officer).
standing, l. to r.: William Slayton (supply), Parr (Adjutant), William Appletford (S-4), John Denny (S-3), James Johnes (Communications) and Russ Cripe (S-4).
(Malcolm Rosholt's 14th AF Pictorial, courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )

Axis Nightmare - first plane to leave Salina for China, 373rd
"Axis Nightmare", first plane to leave Salina, Kansas on orders to proceed to China, arriving at Chengkung on 13 March 1943.
(Malcolm Rosholt's 14th AF Pictorial, courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )

Sam Leveanthal and George Crittenden, 373rd
Sam Leveanthal (l.) and George Crittenden in 373rd area at Yangkai, China, 1944.
(Malcolm Rosholt's 14th AF Pictorial, courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )

Barracks Area, 373rd, Yankai, color
The Barracks area of the 373rd at Yangkai, China, May 1943.
(Malcolm Rosholt's 14th AF Pictorial, courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )

Trouble on the way over, 373rd
They experienced some mechanical difficulties on the way to China, 1943.
( Lyndell T. Highley collection, courtesy of Scott Highley )

Glenn Roberts, raid-gunner, 373rd
This B-24D is parked in a revetment at Yangkai, China, 1943.
( Lyndell T. Highley collection, courtesy of Scott Highley )

Leslie misfortune, 373rd
However, this one had a "bit of difficulty" at Pongrah, India.
( Lyndell T. Highley collection, courtesy of Scott Highley )

14th AF plaque at Arlington
The plaque presented by the 14th Air Force Association to the museum at Tomb of Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetary, Washington, D.C.
(Malcolm Rosholt's 14th AF Pictorial, courtesy of Glenn A. Roberts - 373rd Bomb Squadron )



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