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 1 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 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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1. Jack Fellows says:
9 Mar 2012 07:42:20 AM

Actually, this photo shows a 498th Bomb Squadron - 345th Bomb Group ("Air Apaches") Mitchell attacking IJA defensive anti-aircraft gun positions in the vicinity of the large Japanese Army-occupied Wewak/Boram airfield complex. The 43rd Bomb Group ("Ken's Men") operated heavy bombers in the same theater of operations, first with B-17's and then transitioning to B-24's. Both of the groups mentioned were assigned to the 5th USAAF.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
20 Mar 2012 08:40:50 PM

Jack thanks for the information also the
345th Bomb Group based in the Philippines,
flew escort for the Japanese surrender envoys in August 1945 and escorted them back.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
23 Mar 2012 11:00:15 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. This photo exists on other websites reversed left to right (including here initially), but it is shown aligned this way in the very authoritative Warpath Across the Pacific by L.J. Hickey and in this alignment the background ridge line matches other photos from this raid. The arcing lines across this photo are scratches or cuts in the negative.
4. Jimmy Johnson says:
4 Feb 2021 11:30:33 AM

Did General Jarrad V. Crabb present his men with special holsters for their 1911 handguns? Thank you.

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