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"Capt Gruman and crew (Crew 4) of the 614th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group, in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at an 8th Air Force base in England, 30 September 1944."

Rear L-R: Sgt David Harry Campbell, Unkn, 1Lt Lavata Talmadge "L.T." Melton, Capt James A Gruman, 1Lt Richard James "Andy" Andrews, Unkn, Unkn.

Front L-R: S/Sgt Harwell W Wilton, S/Sgt Richard Robert Ruhmann, S/Sgt Ernest M Snyder, T/Sgt Kenneth Martin Jacobson, Unkn, Unkn.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Andrews

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflicts and rising to Lt Colonel.

  • David Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gruman

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wilton Harwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 52 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Jacobson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lavata Melton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Ruhmann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ernest Snyder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 42-32012 'Shark Tooth'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2019 19:57:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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