The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
1st Lt Ira T Shepard, Navigator and Cpl Francis Burke, Ball Turret Operator, 339th bomb squadron, 96th bomb group.
Military | Corporal | Ball Turret Operator
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...
|08 June 2019 15:49:20||TerryGan||Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations|
from family photographs of Ira T Shepard, supplied by daughter, Theresa Gannaway, living in South of England. Francis Burke identified from comparison with group photograph containing inscription of names on back of photo.