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I purchased this group at a garage sale in (1992), the family who sold these items to me offered vague information/history. In the frenzy of making "money" I quickly lost their attention, so I grabbed all that was left of the butchered lot. I do remember items sold to other people, it was all (USAAF) related, a man walked away with an A-2 jacket with a blue shield patch on it. Years latter after some research, I realized it was the patch of the 487th Bomb Group (H) "The Gentlemen From Hell". Assuming this group did belong to the same guy, I imagine it was one of the waist gunners or perhaps the radio operator.

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Nice British made 8th AF patch.

 

Cool nose art.

 

Well done.

 

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Yes and very nice two piece wing! Is there a halmark??

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WWII 8TH & 9TH AAF UNIFORMS/NAMED MEDALS/SCRAPBOOKS/ANY TYPE OF GROUPING!

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B-24H "Shoo Shoo Baby!" serial # 42-52747 of the 487th Bomb Group (H), 839th Bomb squadron. Photo made March 20, 1943 Herington Army Air Base, Kansas U.S.A. prior to overseas deployment.

 

Crew,

Back Row (left to right)

T/Sgt Allen R. Baca (Radio Operator)

2nd Lt. Theodore "Duke" Sansom (Co-Pilot)

2nd Lt. Charles S. Crutcher Jr. (Pilot)

 

Front Row (left to right)

2nd Lt. Victor V. Tonon (Navigator)

S/Sgt William H. Mostellar (Gunner)

F/O Norman Tipograph (Bombardier)

S/Sgt Owell Hensley (Flight Engineer)

Sgt Matthew A. Fritz (Gunner)

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B-24H "Shoo Shoo Baby!" serial # 42-52747 of the 487th Bomb Group (H), 839th Bomb squadron. Photo made March 20, 1943 Herington Army Air Base, Kansas U.S.A. prior to overseas deployment.

 

Crew,

Back Row (left to right)

T/Sgt Allen R. Baca (Radio Operator)

2nd Lt. Theodore "Duke" Sansom (Co-Pilot)

2nd Lt. Charles S. Crutcher Jr. (Pilot)

 

Front Row (left to right)

2nd Lt. Victor V. Tonon (Navigator)

S/Sgt William H. Mostellar (Gunner)

F/O Norman Tipograph (Bombardier)

S/Sgt Owell Hensley (Flight Engineer)

Sgt Matthew A. Fritz (Gunner)

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Wow even better up close I like it!! :thumbsup: Thanks for the crew list too...I love small groupings like this they are so easy to display!

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WWII 8TH & 9TH AAF UNIFORMS/NAMED MEDALS/SCRAPBOOKS/ANY TYPE OF GROUPING!

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