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1st Lt Ira Trevor Shepard, Navigator, 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group

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  • Ira Shepard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator/Radar Observer Bombadier
    Ira was from Frazeysburg, Ohio. He was born in 1917 and joined the Army Air Force on 12 Dec 1942. He wanted to fly fighters, but when found to be color blind, he trained instead as a navigator on the B17 bomber. He arrived in England on 27th...

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  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

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Date Contributor Update
08 June 2019 14:35:41 TerryGan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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family photograph of Ira T Shepard, provided by daughter, Theresa Gannaway, living in South of England

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