In U. S. Army, World War II on May 23, 2012 at 4:38 am
This badly damaged picture of Pfc. Bill Waits of Nocatee, Fla. is his only service picture. He served in the Army’s 26th Division with Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army in France and spent seven months in a German POW camp before he was liberated along with another 110,000 other Allied prisoners. Photo.provided
The steel-plated gold cover on the outside of Bill Waits’ “Heart Shield Bible” he carried in his breast pocket while a rifleman in the 26th Infantry Division during the Allied invasion of France in the closing months of World War II was inscribed in flowing script: “May this keep you from harm.” Read the rest of this entry »
In Bronze Star, Purple Heart, U.S. Air Force, World War II on November 8, 2010 at 4:38 am
This is 2nd Lt. Victor Barber’s B-24 crew that first formed in Lincoln, N.B. where this picture was taken before flying to Europe and becoming part of a heavy bomber squadron in the 15th Air Force during World War II. Barber is standing in the rear at the far left. Photo provided.
Disaster struck on Friday 13, 1944 for 2nd Lt. Victor Barber a 21-year-old bombardier aboard a B-24 “Liberator” four-engine bomber flying from a base in Foggia, Italy. He was a member of the 251st Bomb Group, 724th Squadron, 15th Air Force.
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