It seems to be one of those things a lot of folks have heard of, but not many have had intimate contact with the real deal. You folks have supported my MA project magnificently, so I wonder if any of you have been accumulating some of these LB certificates and would be willing to share HQ .jpg files either by posting here or by PM? Ideally, I'm looking for 300 KB or larger files but would be pleased to see anything I haven't already found.
It appears that each bomb group created their own versions of the certificates, it was a practice peculiar to the 8th AAF, and not all bomb groups participated in the practice. I suspect that these certificates were more personal to the airmen than their wings--since there was but one of them per man and only for those men who survived a full tour, they must be relatively scarce when compared to the wings.
Anyway, what have you got?
I have good files for the 447th, 100th, and 458th--that leaves over 35 others to locate. Here are some of the low res files I've found by scouring the net:
Edited by Paul S, 11 February 2009 - 08:27 PM.