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

Memories of
Warzup, Burma
1944 - 1945


Not all of the photos were annotated, so we did the best we could.
If you can provide more accurate information.... PLEASE Email Us!
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Burmese houseboy with the 490th BmSq.
Note the oversize GI clothes on this Burmese houseboy.   These little fellows were always eager to act as servants for the troops at Warzup.
(Courtesy of Joseph A. Pape - 490th Bomb Squadron )


Biggest 'steer' Clyde Dyar ever saw. Warzup, Burma, 1945
Clyde Dyar reports that this was " damn biggest steer I ever saw! Was so tough we had to grind it up! (water buffalo at Warzup, Burma)
(Courtesy of Clyde Dyar - 490th Bomb Squadron )



The inside of the 490th's Officers Club at Warzup, Burma(?). Note: A close-up of the oil painting of aircraft 41-13161 which is hanging on the back wall is on Bob Dethlefsen's momento page!
(Courtesy of Harry 'Red' Fisher - 490th Bomb Squadron )



The 'fez' suggests this is in India, and the tents suggest at Ondal, BUT Joe says it was taken at Warzup, Burma. However, we could use your help in identifying who it is??
(Courtesy of Joseph A. Pape - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Lt. Frank Browning (we think).   And you thought only "today's kids" were into the muscle beach poses! Warzup, Burma
(Courtesy of Joseph A. Pape - 490th Bomb Squadron )



This scan is an aerial view of the airfield at Warzup, Burma.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



The Warzup, Burma flight line.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



The "movie house" at Warzup, Burma.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



The base church at Warzup when 490th Bomb Squadron was there.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Tough work in the heat.   These men are at the bomb dump, either unloading bombs from the trailer or loading them on to be hauled to this day's mission aircraft.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Members of the 490th 'Bridge Busters' taking a little rest and relaxation near the base at Warzup.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Two of the Red Cross women visiting with a member of the 490th at Warzup.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Three members of the 490th Armament section enjoying the USO tour.  (right-left) Robert A. (Snuffy) Smith, Betty Yeaton, George Townsend, George Jarvis, and an unidentified lady.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



John Swem II (490th Armament) and Jinx Falkenburg at Warzup, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Betty Yeaton with George Jarvis (490th Armament) at her left, at Warzup, 1944.
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



Miss Yeaton and George Jarvis (again!).
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )



After the appearance of the USO group, including Jinx Falkenburg, Pat O'brien, Jimmy Dodd, and Joe E. Brown's father, Betty Yeaton sent this photo, "To the boys of the 490th Bomb Squadron.  Just so you don't forget me."
(Courtesy of 'Ed' Schmidheini - 490th Bomb Squadron )




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