- Life & Times of the 341st Bomb Group -
"Preserving the memory of their sacrifices!"

From the Collection of
Frank W. Bates
( 491st Bomb Squadron )

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Frank Bates & #448
Frank Bates, 491st Bomb Squadron - CBI veteran.

(right) with restored B-25 at Alameda, CA, during Navy Fleet week, October 1995.

(left) with "his" B-25 at Yangkai, China, June 1944

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



A view towards Firpo's from the Grand Hotel, Calcutta, India. June 1943.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



Frank Bates, second row, right,
Capt Bill De Vries, Engineering Officer, third row center, (in wheel hat).

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)


Standing; Frank Bates (crewchief),
Francis E. Strohm (p), Joseph H. Sheilds (p), Raymond J. Kacik (n)
Crouched;
Earl E. Tweady, Donald H. Hunter, Robert Irwin
Under wing; Bajokian, Beausoleil
China, July 1944.
(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



Frank Bates' pal Ozzie Arndt
June 4, 1944.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



Squadron 30 month party, April 6, 1945.
Center rear - Frank Bates.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



#082's revetment at Chakulia, June 1943.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



Swinging the gear on #059 at Chakulia, June(?) 1943.
Dick Hoffman, Johnnie Burns, Olin A.'Pappy' Knowles,
Karl Hammett, John Damanick(?), Farrin(?) in cockpit.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)



'Big Chris', Bud Chapin at Chakulia, India.

(Frank W. Bates collection, 491st)




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