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Frank J Calicura greets Commander Jack Shuck before heading off for his 8th mission in March 1945. Also there to exchange words with Frank is Statistical Officer David Olsson who shares the same hometown as Frank, Martinez, Calif. USA

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People

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • David Olsson

    Military | Captain | Headquarters, Statistical

  • Jack Shuck

    Military | Colonel | Commander, 95th Bomb Group, 452nd Bomb Group, Base Commander
    Deputy C/S for Operations, 3rd Air Division, Deputy C/S for Operations, 92nd Combat Bomb Wing. Commander 95th Bomb Group 15 October 1944 - April 1945. Commander 452nd Bomb Group, 6 June 1945 - July 1945.

Aircraft

  • 44-6838 Spirit of Martinez, Cal's Rascals

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

Locations

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

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22 October 2019 08:07:31 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to collection and caption
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16 February 2019 06:53:23 spiritofmartinez45 Created entry with person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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