384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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18 December 1944
Booska, Carnes

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18 December 1944, Koblenz, Germany (secondary)

A tactical mission to attack a road junction in Gemund, Germany. This crew led the group to Gemund, but diverted to attack marshalling yards in the Koblenz area, due to air traffic conflict in the Gemund area.

Personnel:
L-R Standing: Technical Sergeant Charles W Ford, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; First Lieutenant Joseph J Sarto, Visual (Pilotage) Navigator; First Lieutenant Kenneth S Lord, Navigator; First Lieutenant Albert J Merlis, Gee-H Navigator; Captain Charles D Bonnett, Bombardier; Staff Sergeant Raymond A Panici, Flexible Gunner.

L-R Sitting: Major Maurice A Booska, Air Commander; Captain Joe R Carnes, Pilot; Technical Sergeant Albert K Sherriff, Radio Operator; Second Lieutenant Roy E Dobson, Tail Gunner/Observer; Staff Sergeant Irving L Miller, Flexible Gunner.

All of the personnel pictured survived their tour of combat duty and returned to the USA.

Aircraft: B-17G, serial number 44-8007, "SCREAMING EAGLE", squadron code JD*Z.

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