A medical truck and ground personnel of the 44th Bomb Group on standby as a B-24 Liberator (V, serial number 41-23813) nicknamed "Victory Ship" returns from a mission. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.
Captain William Cameron of the 98th Bomb Group with the tail of a B-24 Liberator damaged during a mission over Ploesti. Handwritten caption on reverse: '98 BG Liberator damaged over Ploesti- Bill Cameron.'
This is a reverse duplicate image of http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/8740. It is likely that this is William R. Cameron of the 44th Bomb Group but confirmation is required.
This is a reverse duplicate image of http://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/8865. It is likely that this is William R. Cameron of the 44th Bomb Group but confirmation is required.
Ground crew of the 44th Bomb Group change the engines of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-40071) nicknamed "Margaret Ann II". Image via Colonel William R Cameron. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Second trip to NA 10/43.'
Personnel of the 44th Bomb Group inspect flak damage on a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-7535) nicknamed "Peep Sight". Image via Colonel William R Cameron. Handwritten caption on reverse: '275375, U+ Peep Sight.'
Nissen huts at Shipdham airbase, home of the 44th Bomb Group. Image via Colonel William R Cameron. This is part of the 67th BG LIVING SITE
Ground personnel of the 44th Bomb Group inspect flak damage on the waist of a B-24 Liberator. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.
Staff Sergeant Frank Maruszewski and Flight Officer Tom Clifford of the 44th Bomb Group tinker with their equipment. Handwritten caption on reverse (written by Colonel William R Cameron): 'Frank Maruszewski- TG Tom Clifford- Nav. Cameron'
Personnel of the 44th Bomb Group sit in a jeep overlooking the airfield. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.
Airmen of the 44th Bomb Group take a break and enjoy coffee, served up by women of the American Red Cross from their Clubmobile refreshment bus. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229.
Had 38 combat missions. He not only came over to England with the 44th but was the only pilot to then go home with them at the end of the war. He was one of the best combat leaders we had, a quote by Gen. Leon Johnson "He took his pane through the Ploesti inferno lower than most other pilots and got her home with only minor damage, earning the DSC for his part in the historic raid".
He was married General Joseph Stillwell's daughter.
Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster; DSC;
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...