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Lieutenant Jack Havener of the 344th Bomb Group pretends to be a snake charmer with the groups Rhesus monkey mascot "Jocko". Image by Jack K Havener, 344th Bomb Group.. Associated caption: 'Spoof on a snake charmer. Havener after a shower with Jocko, bucket as a basket and electircal wire as the snake. Flute was bought in Africa. Sept 1944.'
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
Jack K Havener (1920–2011) flew B-26 Marauders with the 344th Bomb Group. He completed 68 combat missions in the medium bombers, many of them from Stansted. Among the medals awarded to Havener was the Distinguished Flying Cross – given to an American...
Military | Mascot
Jocko was a Rhesus Monkey and one of the many squadron mascots of the 344th Bomb Group. ...
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