US airmen gathering next to B-24J Liberator bomber 'Lil Audrey Grows Up' of the 11th Bomb Group (H), Agana Airfield, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1945

Caption   US airmen gathering next to B-24J Liberator bomber 'Lil Audrey Grows Up' of the 11th Bomb Group (H), Agana Airfield, Guam, Mariana Islands, 1945 ww2dbase
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Photos at Same Place Guam, Mariana Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 16 Aug 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Nov 2014 06:43:20 PM

OKAY MACK, WHERE WAS I, HO YEAH AND THERE I WAS YOU TOLD US THAT STORY LAST WEEK. THOSE GIs LOOK LIKE NCOs. HAVE A FEW STAFF SERGEANTS, A STARGENT FIRST CLASS. DID THEY RETURN HOME AND LIVE LONG PEACEFUL LIVES..AND THEY DID RETURN HOME TO A THANKFUL COUNTRY
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Nov 2014 08:51:57 PM

This aircraft (42-73016) was the first bomber in the 7th Air Force to reach 100 missions. This photo was taken showing the crew just before their last mission:
Seated on hood-1Lt Francis Pouls, pilot
Drivers seat-SSgt Richard W Martin, ball turret
Passenger seat-2Lt Stephen J Coffey, bombardier
Beside car with foot on ground-TSgt Lloyd G Rainbolt, engineer/top turret
Behind driver-SSgt Don G Hallman, tail gunner
Behind passenger-SSgt William B Gannon, nose gunner
Back row L-to-R
2Lt Bernard J Brieter, copilot
SSgt Harold J Kirkpatrick, right waist
2Lt Thomas G Page, navigator
TSgt Alexander C Shinsky, left waist

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