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457th Bomb Group Miscellaneous Items
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The remains of the old fire equipment building in 1977. It appears a farmer is using it to store hay.
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Front entrance to the enlisted men's mess hall. Note the typical mud area in the foreground.
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Front entrance to the enlisted men's mess hall. Note the typical mud area in the foreground.
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A photo of "Furzdown" manor. A country home donated to the Red Cross for use during the war. This is one place where tired flying officers were sent for a one week rest in the middle of their tour. (I spent a few days here)
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The grave markers of two flyers that lost their lives on Sept 26th, 1944 while on a mission to Osnabrook, Germany. The plane was "Delayed Lady/Jawhawk, s/n 42-32079. Two of the crew were killed, three were POW's, and four managed to evade. The pilot was Lt. Carl Gooch. These are the graves in Holland of S/Sgt Donald J. Reilly, tail gunner and S/Sgt Wilbur M. Parker, radio operator.
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A view of the Group Operations Board on May 15th, 1945.
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