Thursday, July 24, 2008

Memorial to Dad's 2WW service

http://larsen-family.us/pictures/1945/8th_Army_Air_Force-3rd_Division-13th_Combat_Wing-350th_Bomb_Squadron-100th_Bomb_Group-Crew_5-Merlin_N_Larsen/index.html

My brother John just put up this page, of mission notes composed by Dad's top turret gunner (and enginneer, John O'Connor, "in situ", as it were), of their combat tour in B-17's at the end of the War. Mission #17 is particularly note-worthy. Included are a couple pictures of "Hard Luck" (their B-17), the combat crew and three of their ground crew (combat crew are positively identified, but unfortunately the three pictured ground crew are not); also newspaper clippings of most of the missions, and a map of Thorpe Abbotts.

1 comment:

momentsthattakeyourbreathaway said...

Wow, that's a lot of great information that I didn't know! Thanks Dad, Thanks Uncle John...

Ammon