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#1 twining540

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:02 PM

One of the things I love about my job as a service tech, is being able to come upon groupings like this. Lt Jack C Curtis 376th bomb group 514th bomb sq. Jacks B24 was shot down over Yugoslavia on his 31st mission and spent the next 8 months as a pow. I'm still working on compiling information. Its kind of interesting, I found out after the war Jack and my grandfather were friends at Kelloggs in Battle Creek MI. Anyways I hope you enjoy the pics.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:06 PM

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back of the Liberandos patch


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:08 PM

Hand engraved lighter carried by Jack while a pow.

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#5 twining540

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:09 PM

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#6 twining540

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:57 PM

Holy smokes...those patches are something else! Beautiful engraving too!

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#8 Johnny Signor

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 10:37 PM

Awesome patches both the Group and Squadron !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:10 AM

Great score indeed!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:38 AM

Great set. Thanks for sharing it.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:08 AM

Super AAF Group!!

 

Congrats!!



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:22 AM

Here is part of the 40 page MACR - if you want the rest just let me know.

 

 

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

Awesome group.What is the British looking medal and is it named?



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

Fantastic Grouping.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:38 PM

One of the things I love about my job as a service tech, is being able to come upon groupings like this. Lt Jack C Curtis 376th bomb group 514th bomb sq. Jacks B24 was shot down over Yugoslavia on his 31st mission and spent the next 8 months as a pow. I'm still working on compiling information. Its kind of interesting, I found out after the war Jack and my grandfather were friends at Kelloggs in Battle Creek MI. Anyways I hope you enjoy the pics.

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Hi -

My Uncle, 1Lt Roland J Hann, was the Pilot of the Crew that Lt. Curtis flew with, and was one of the 7 KIA on the same Mission (MACR 9332)

Just recently, I've come across a stack of letters (at the bottom of Roland's army trunk) - some written to my Grandmother from the other Mother's of the crew as they were all waiting for more info (late '44-47) and also post-war letters to her from each of the surviving crew, including one from Lt. Curtis while he was still hospitalized at Percy Jones in June of 1945. Soooo, I've been searching for family and/or close relatives in order to share these letters. For now, I'll just attach the Crew photo and some links, but I'd appreciate any leads to contacting family members?

 

I imagine you may have already run into these, but..........

http://www.armyairco...oland_crew.html

http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/1944_14_oct.html  (target pic & eye-witness report from another plane in the 515th)

http://michiganhisto...war-ii-soldier/

https://www.axpow.or.../curtistemp.htm

https://www.findagra.../jack-c_-curtis

 

 

Thanks in advance!

Jean H

 




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