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Military Aircraft Insignia | ... Insignia And Aircraft Markings Of The Eighth Air Force In World War II

Delta Rebel (2) - 91st Bomb Group (H). Left to Right: B. Z. Byrd, Radio Operator; Randy Peterson, Left Waist Gunner; Steve Perri, Ball Turret Gunner; Harry Kulchesky, Right Waist Gunner; Clark Gable; Chuck Bennett, Co-pilot; George Birdsong, Pilot; Robert Abb, Bombardier; Robert Card, Tail Gunner The actor Clark Gable is included in the Delta Rebel crew as he was in the process of shooting the documentary film "Combat America."

Delta Rebel (2) - 91st Bomb Group (H)

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Tail gunner Robert M. Pittis 487th of the Mighty 8th AF

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Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association

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World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942 | LIFE.com

World War II: Color Photos of U.S. Bombers and Crews in England, 1942 | LIFE | TIME.com

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American B-17F pilot Robert W. Biesecker and his crew are posing with their two mascots, a dog named Scrappy and a monkey named Joe (October 18, 1943), by M. McNeill via the Hulton Archive and Getty Images

Vivien Leigh speaks to personnel of the U.S. 381st Bomb Group at the christening of the newly-delivered B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen" during a visit to Ridgewell with Lieutenant Mary Churchill (daughter of the Prime Minister), Lawrence Oliver (at far right), and Alfred Lunt (April 21, 1944).

UNITED STATES EIGHTH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945

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Loading bombs on an American bomber during World War II, England, 1942.Photo by Margaret Bourke-White

U.S. Bombers, 1942 | World War II in Color: American Bombers and Their Crews, 1942 | LIFE.com

"Little Miss Mischief," a B-17 of the 8th Air Force made a belly landing at her home base after a mission over Germany. Cpl. strips the engi...

Color Pictures of World War II Engine Maintenance, Royalty Free

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Working on an American bomber, England, 1942.

World War II: Color Photos of U.S. Bombers and Crews in England, 1942 | LIFE | TIME.com

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British Land Army girls and members of the Women's Royal Air Force (WAAF) dance with men of the US Eighth Army Air Force in Suffolk during 1943 ~

Air America: U.S. Bombers and Their Crews in World War II England | Margaret Bourke-White LIFE

B-17G Fortress “Liquid-8-Or” of 569th Bomb Squadron dropping cases of “10 in 1” rations into Holland during Operation Chowhound aimed at breaking the famine in western Holland, May 1 or 3 1945.

Today in World War II History—May 1, 1940 & 1945

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Luftwaffe fighter ace Heinrich Bär wearing a captured USAAF bomber jacket while inspecting his 184th victory, the B-17F "Miss Ouachita".

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US fighter pilot Fred Christensen (1921-2006) in his P-47D Thunderbolt fighter which is decorated with swastikas to show the number of enemy planes the ace had shot down.Christensen, flying with 62nd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force flew 107 combat missions and scored 21 aerial victories (including six German transport U-52s in one day).

Major James Goodson (1921-May 1, 2014) destroyed 30 enemy aircraft, the third most for any American pilot. He survived the September 3, 1939 sinking of the unarmed British passenger ship SS Athenia, and he flew fighters as a member of an RAF Eagle Squadron made up of American volunteers before the U.S. entered the war. He later joined the U.S. Army Air Force. In June 1944, he was shot down and captured but escaped and made his way back to Allied lines. Note both his RAF and U.S. wings.

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    What a brave and glorious man

Colonel Jimmy Stewart comes home. Sept. 24, 1945 issue of LIFE magazine.

B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday). (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-24M Liberator, pathfinder aircraft for the 707th Bomb Squadron, drops a smoke marker as well as its bomb load on the rail junction at Mühldorf, Germany, Apr 20 1945 (Hitler’s birthday).

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Two napalm bombs being loaded into the 452nd Bomb Group's veteran B-17G 'E-Raticator', April 1945.

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B-17G Fortresses of the 546th Bomb Squadron drop their loads on the rail yards at Elsterwerda, Germany, Apr 19 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft signaling the remaining aircraft to drop their bombs. (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-17G Fortresses of the 546th Bomb Squadron drop their loads on the rail yards at Elsterwerda, Germany, Apr 19 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft signaling the remaining aircraft to drop their bombs.

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B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft. (US National Archives)

[Photo] B-24J Liberators of the 579th Bomb Squadron drop incendiary bombs made from fighter plane drop tanks filled with napalm on targets near Royan, France, Apr 15 1945. Note the smoke marker dropped by the lead aircraft.

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B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of USAAF 398th Bombardment Group on bombing run to Neumünster, Germany, 13 Apr 1945. (US Air Force photo)

[Photo] B-17 Flying Fortress bombers of USAAF 398th Bombardment Group on bombing run to Neumünster, Germany, 13 Apr 1945

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The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.

The United States Army Air Forces (the predecessor of the U.S. Air Force) set up bases in England during the war. In 1942. LIFE. Margaret Bourke-White.