B-25D 'Red Wrath' (41-30024) of 498th 'Falcons' Bomb Squadron, 345th 'Air Apaches' Bomb Group flown by Capt R. W. Judd bombing anti-aircraft sites, Wewak & Boram, New Guinea, 16 Oct 1943; photo 2 of 2

Caption     B-25D 'Red Wrath' (41-30024) of 498th 'Falcons' Bomb Squadron, 345th 'Air Apaches' Bomb Group flown by Capt R. W. Judd bombing anti-aircraft sites, Wewak & Boram, New Guinea, 16 Oct 1943; photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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1. Jack Fellows says:
4 Mar 2011 03:43:39 PM

Caption is incorrect. These B-25Ds, which are assigned to the 498th Bomb Sqdn. - 345th Bomb Group - 5th USAAF, are attacking the heavy AA defenses at Boram, New Guinea on 16 October, 1943. The aircraft in this photo, nicknamed "RED WRATH" was well-known in the 345TH Bomb Group, also known as the "AIR APACHES" The buildings are not part of a village, but rather are structures related to the heavy AA site. The 43rd Bomb Group was a heavy bombardment group which operated B-17s and B-24s.
2. Chuck Marty says:
7 Mar 2012 08:14:04 PM

My uncle, 2LtCharles Reynolds, was a B-25 pilot in this unit. He was MIA later on Nov. 27, 1943 and never recovered. Among his effects was a sheet of paper listing his missions that fall and on Oct. 16, 1943 the caption reads, "Wewak Mission". I know that Boram had an airfield that was part of the Wewak group. Therefore, I am assuming he very likely could have been part of the exact mission shown in this photo!
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Mar 2012 10:57:30 AM

Special thanks to Jack Fellows for pointing out the glaring errors in the original caption for this photo. The caption has since been corrected.
4. Ken Mills says:
25 Mar 2013 03:41:46 PM

I knew Capt. Judd personally in his elder years, he was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. He did not consider himself a hero but when I saw the 2 Bronze Stars at his funeral,I knew better.

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