Jack Spratt Hot Shot Ball Turret Gunner with his A 2 Leather Jacket at 91 years old.


91 year old Hot shot B17 ball turret gunner Jack Spratt shows his A 2 Jacket from world war two.
Jack Spratt Hot Shot Ball Turret Gunner with his A 2 Leather Jacket at 91 years old.
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JACK SPRATT’S BIBLE THAT HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM AND HE TOOK ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS


JACK PARENTS GAVE HIM THIS BIBLE AND HE TOOK IT WITH HIM ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS OVER GERMANY
JACK SPRATT’S BIBLE THAT HIS PARENTS GAVE HIM AND HE TOOK ON ALL HIS 39 MISSIONS
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SOUVENIR FROM JACK SPRATT’S CRASHED B17 THAT WENT DOWN IN FRANCE


THIS IS A SOUVENIR THAT CAME FROM THE B17 CRASH SITE IN FRANCE WHERE HIS B17 PLAN THE "HOMESICK ANGLE" WENT DOWN.
SOUVENIR FROM JACK SPRATT’S CRASHED B17 THAT WENT DOWN IN FRANCE
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JACK SPRATT’S TREASURES FROM HIS SERVICE IN THE 92ND BOMB GROUP


EX BALL TURRET GUNNER JACK SPRATT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW OF HIS WORLD WAR TWO TREASURES WITH YOU.
JACK SPRATT’S TREASURES FROM HIS SERVICE IN THE 92ND BOMB GROUP
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JACK SPRATT “STORIES FROM THE BASEMENT” JACK LOOKS INTO HIS COLLECTION BOX.


JACKS DOWN IN HIS BASEMENT GOING THROUGH HIS WORLD WAR TWO BOX AND TALKS ABOUT THE PAINTING OF THE BIG PICTURE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT “STORIES FROM THE BASEMENT” JACK LOOKS INTO HIS COLLECTION BOX.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “WARNING FLARES” YOU COULD SEE THE B17 SENDING UP FLARES.


JACK TELLS HOW THE B17 WOULD SEND UP FLARES WHEN THEY WERE RETURNING HOME WITH WOUNDED ON BOARD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT STORIES “WARNING FLARES” YOU COULD SEE THE B17 SENDING UP FLARES.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE AIR RAID SHELTER” 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK TELLS US ABOUT THE AIR RAID SHELTERS AT STATION 109 PODINGTON HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP. FORMORE INFORMATION CONTACT ME ON JWW92BG@BTINTERNET.COM
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE AIR RAID SHELTER” 1944 AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
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JACK SPRATT TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED DURING 1944 IN HIS B17,


JACK TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED IN HIS B17 DURING WORLD WAR TWO,
JACK SPRATT TELLS US HOW HE HELPED THE WOUNDED DURING 1944 IN HIS B17,
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JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE TIME GLENN MILLER,BOB HOPE, AND JAMES GAGNEY CAME,


Jack Spratt 92nd Bomb Group B17 ball turret gunner tells us of the time when he watched stars Glenn Miller, Bob Hope, James Gagney perform at Podington Station 109 he does wish he had a camera at the time. For more information contact me on jww92bg@btinternet.com
JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE TIME GLENN MILLER,BOB HOPE, AND JAMES GAGNEY CAME,
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THE PARACHUTE FROM 1944 THAT SAVED JACK SPRATTS LIFE WHEN HE LANDED IN A BEACH TREE


THE PARACHUTE JACK SPRATT HAD ON THAT DID NOT OPEN WHEN HE BAILED OUT OVER FRANCE HE LANDED IN A TREE WHICH SAVED HIS LIFE.
THE PARACHUTE FROM 1944 THAT SAVED JACK SPRATTS LIFE WHEN HE LANDED IN A BEACH TREE
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SHOWER AND JOHN HENSLEY” WORLD WAR TWO STORY


JACK SPRATT GOES BACK TO THE TIME WHEN ALL THE YOUNG GUYS TOOK A SHOWER
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SHOWER AND JOHN HENSLEY” WORLD WAR TWO STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “ORANGES IN THE BALL TURRET” FROZEN AT 30,000 Ft HIGH


JACK USED TO TAKE ORANGES IN HIS BALL TURRET WHEN GOING ON A MISSION TO GERMANY
JACK SPRATT STORIES “ORANGES IN THE BALL TURRET” FROZEN AT 30,000 Ft HIGH
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JACK SPRATT STORIES ” USING THE TOILET AT 30,000 Ft HIGH” WORLD WAR 2 STORY.


ONE OF JACK'S B-17 CREW WOULD ALWAYS USE THE TOILET ON THE AIRCRAFT EVERY DAY AT 9.00 O'CLOCK THINGS CAN GET A BIT ICY AT 30,000 FT HIGH.
JACK SPRATT STORIES ” USING THE TOILET AT 30,000 Ft HIGH” WORLD WAR 2 STORY.
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JACK SPRATT “THE CONDOM STORY” WORLD WAR 2 STORY TOLD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.


JACK TELLS THIS CONDOM STORY IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY AS ONLY JACK WOULD
JACK SPRATT “THE CONDOM STORY” WORLD WAR 2 STORY TOLD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “SILK STOCKINGS” NYLON HOSE WITH CHOCOLATES GIRLS LOVED THEM WW 2 STORY


JACK SPRATT STORIES THE GIRLS LOVED SILK STOCKINGS AN D CHOCOLATES
JACK SPRATT STORIES “SILK STOCKINGS” NYLON HOSE WITH CHOCOLATES GIRLS LOVED THEM WW 2 STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE INLISTED MEN’S CLUB” STARTED SELLING BEER WORLD WAR 2 STORY


JACK SPRATT STORIES THE INLISTED MEN'S CLUB STARTED SELLING BEER
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE INLISTED MEN’S CLUB” STARTED SELLING BEER WORLD WAR 2 STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “TIRED OF BEING A GO BY BOY” ANOTHER CLASSIC STORY


JACK SPRATT HAD PROBLEMS GETTING HIS BUDDIES BACK FROM THE PUBS LAT AT NIGHT
JACK SPRATT STORIES “TIRED OF BEING A GO BY BOY” ANOTHER CLASSIC STORY
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JACK SPRATT STORIES” ACCIDENT ON HIS BICYCLE” DURING THE WAR YEARS.


JACK SPRATT AND HIS WAR TIME ACCIDENT WITH HIS BICYCLE ONE DARK EVENING.
JACK SPRATT STORIES” ACCIDENT ON HIS BICYCLE” DURING THE WAR YEARS.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES. “THE BICYCLE STORY” CLASSIC WAR TIME STORY FROM 1944


JACK TALKS ABOUT THE TIME HE ACQUIRED A BICYCLE FOR NOTHING
JACK SPRATT STORIES. “THE BICYCLE STORY” CLASSIC WAR TIME STORY FROM 1944
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “VISIT TO LONDON 1944″ WITH THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS


JACK TELLS US ABOUTH HIS TRIP TO DURING THE WAT YEARS WITH HIS CHUMS FROM THE 92ND BOMB GROUP PODININGTON
JACK SPRATT STORIES “VISIT TO LONDON 1944″ WITH THE 92ND BOMB GROUP BOYS
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL” DURING 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE


JACK SPRATT TELLS THE STORY WHEN HIS B17 FORTRESS HAD TO MAKE A LANDING ON ONE WHEEL HE DESCRIBES WHAT THE PILOT TOLD THEM ALL TO DO
JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17 LANDING ON ONE WHEEL” DURING 1944 AT PODINGTON BASE
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17’s CRASH ON RUNWAY” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK DESCRIBES THE TIME WHEN B17's CRASH ON THE RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE ENGLAND.
JACK SPRATT STORIES “B17’s CRASH ON RUNWAY” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
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JACKS SPRATT STORIES “GENERAL PATTON AND THE BRONZE STAR AWARD”


JACK SPRATT AND HIS CREW FROM THE B17 "HOMESICK ANGEL" RECEIVE THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL FROM GENERAL PATTON
JACKS SPRATT STORIES “GENERAL PATTON AND THE BRONZE STAR AWARD”
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “ENCOUNTER WITH COLONEL WILLIAM REID” BASE COMMANDER.


JACK SPRATT HAS A ENCOUNTER WITH PODINGTON BASE COMMANDER COLONEL WILLIAM REID
JACK SPRATT STORIES “ENCOUNTER WITH COLONEL WILLIAM REID” BASE COMMANDER.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE 326th HARD STAND” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.


JACK SPRATT DESCRIBES THE 326th HARD STAND AND RUNWAY AT STATION 109 PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE 326th HARD STAND” AT STATION 109 PODINGTON.
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JACK SPRATT WAR TIME STORIES “SMELL LIKE A GASOLENE PUMP”


WORLD WAR TWO B-17 GUNNER JACK SPRATT REMEMBERS SOME OF THE INTERESTING TIMES ON THE OLD AIR BASE AT PODINGTON BEDFORDSHIRE UK.
JACK SPRATT WAR TIME STORIES “SMELL LIKE A GASOLENE PUMP”
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SLEEPING QUARTES” VERY COLD NISSAN HUTS.


MEMBERS OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP HAD VERY COLD WINTERS IN THE PREFABRICATED STEEL STRUCTURED NISSAN HUTS.
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE SLEEPING QUARTES” VERY COLD NISSAN HUTS.
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JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS” 92ND BOMB GROUP


JACK SPRATT TALKS ABOUT THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS
JACK SPRATT STORIES “THE B-17 FLYING FORTRESS” 92ND BOMB GROUP
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JACK SPRATT’S WAR TIME STORIES “A NIGHT AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) IN LONDON” 1944


JACK SPRATT DESCRIBES THE NIGHT OUT HE HAD AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) UP IN LONDON DURING THE WAR YEARS HE SAID YOU CAN NOT PUT ANY THING PAST A Gi HE WILL DO ANY THING ?????
JACK SPRATT’S WAR TIME STORIES “A NIGHT AT THE PICTURES (MOVIES) IN LONDON” 1944
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JACK SPRATTS WORLD WAR TWO STORIES CREW MEMBERS OF THE B-17 “HOMESICK ANGEL”


JACK SPRATT GIVES THE NAMES OF THE CREW OF THE B-17 "HOMESICK ANGEL" WHICH FLEW 75 MISSIONS OVER GERMANY THE NAMES ARE- 2nd LT PAUL K, BUPP, 1st LT HORACE L SPENCER, Sgt JOHN P HENSLEY, 2nd LT HARRY J McCROSSAN, Jr SGT L G SPILLMAN, STAFF SGT JOHN L HOUK, STAFF SGT THOMAS F JENKINS, STAFF SGT JACK SPRATT, AND 2nd LT SARGENT J ABELMAN
JACK SPRATTS WORLD WAR TWO STORIES CREW MEMBERS OF THE B-17 “HOMESICK ANGEL”
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JACK SPRATT “THE MIRACLE STORY” A WORLD WAR TWO STORY TOLD AS IT WAS


"THE MIRACLE STORY" TOLD BY JACK SPRATT WORLD WAR TWO B17 BALL TURRET GUNNER HE WRITES ALONE OVER NO MAN'S LAND OUR CREW FACED PERHAPS THE MOST CRUCIAL DECISION OF THEIR COMBAT CAREERS,DAMAGED BADLY BY FLAK, OUR B-17 CHRISTENED "THE HOMESICK ANGEL" WAS FORCED TO DROP OUT OF THE RELATIVE SAFETY OF THE FIRST BOMBARDMENT DIVISION FORMATION PRIOR TO THE TARGETS OF A MERCEDES COMPLEX AND SINDELFINGER AIRCRAFT ENGINE FACTORY AT STUTTGART, GERMANY. IT WASN'T A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER TO BAIL OUT OR NOT, RATHER ,IT WAS SIMPLY A DECISION OF WHEN AND WHERE TO BAIL OUT. ALLIED/GERMAN LINES WERE CHANGING DAILY, IN SOME CASES HOURLY, IN SEPTEMBER 1944 LT,GEN, GEORGE PATTON'S THIRD ARMY HAD BEEN STEADILY PUSHING BACK THE GERMAN'S. HOMESICK ANGEL'S NAVIGATOR, LT, S, J, ABELMAN, DETERMED A HEADING THAT WOULD TAKE THEM BACK IN THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF ALLIED LINES. JACK AND HIS CREW ARE ARE AWARDED THE BRONZE STARS BY GEN PATTON.
JACK SPRATT “THE MIRACLE STORY” A WORLD WAR TWO STORY TOLD AS IT WAS
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JACK SPRATT’S WW2 MEMORY BOX HE SHOWS ME HIS DOG TAG


JACK FLEW 39 MISSIONS DURING WORLD WAR TWO AND HIS CREW WAS AWARDED BRONZE STARS FROM GENERAL GEORGE PATTON
JACK SPRATT’S WW2 MEMORY BOX HE SHOWS ME HIS DOG TAG
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JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS


JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER FROM THE 326th 92ND BOMB GROUP WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS
JACK SPRATT THE BALL TURRET GUNNER WITH HIS WW2 A-2 JACKET 39 MISSIONS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 11) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 11) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 10) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 10) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 9) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 9) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 8) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 8) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 7) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 7) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 6) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 6) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 5) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 5) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 4) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 4) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 3) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 3) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 2) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 2) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 1) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS


Constituted as 457th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943. Activated on 1 Jul 1943. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Jan-Feb 1944, and assigned to Eighth AF. Flew first mission on 21 Feb 1944 during Big Week, taking part in the concentrated attacks of heavy bombers on the German aircraft industry. Until Jun 1944, engaged primarily in bombardment of strategic targets, such as ball-bearing plants, aircraft factories, and oil refineries in Germany. Bombed targets in France during the first week of Jun 1944 in preparation for the Normandy invasion, and attacked coastal defenses along the Cherbourg peninsula on D-Day. Struck airfields, railroads, fuel depots, and other interdictory targets behind the invasion beaches throughout the remainder of the month. Resumed bombardment of strategic objectives in Jul 1944 and engaged chiefly in such operations until Apr 1945. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions, aiding the advance of ground forces during the St Lo breakthrough in Jul 1944 and the landing of British 1 Airborne Division during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep 1944; and participating in the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, and the assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 20 Apr 1945. Transported prisoners of war from Austria to France after V-E Day. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Inactivated on 18 Aug 1945
WW2 457th BOMB GROUP (PART 1) GLATTON INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN VETRANS
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (9) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


J.B. LONG, Ball Turret Gunner flew on a B17 during World War Two and is here telling the last and final part of his war stories.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (9) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (8) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


J.B. LONG, Top Ball Turrert Gunner on a B17 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington Bedfordshire UK, tells some of his World War Two stories,
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (8) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (7) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera


Top Ball Turret Gunner J. B. Long Flew on a B17 with the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington during World War Two, he is telling some of his most interesting stories.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (7) 92nd BG,Vet Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (6) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Ball Turret Gunner Bill Stewart Flew on a B17 Bomber based at Podington during World War Two, he is seen here talking about the war years.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (6) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (5) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 UK, 92nd Bomb Group Veteran talking on camera about his world war two days,
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (5) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK,Part (4) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera,


92nd Bomb Group Vetrans Less Spilman and Jack Spratt talking on camera of world war two days at Podington Air Base,
REUNION 1989 UK,Part (4) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera,
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (3) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 UK at Bedford Moat House 92nd Bomb Group Veterans talking on camera.
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (3) 92nd BG Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK, Part (2) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera


Reunion 1989 Bedford UK 92nd veterans talking on camera
REUNION 1989 UK, Part (2) 92nd BG,Vets Talking on Camera
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REUNION 1989 UK,Part (1) 92nd B.G. Vets Talking On Camera.


92nd Bomb Group Veterans talking on camera about the war years.
REUNION 1989 UK,Part (1) 92nd B.G. Vets Talking On Camera.
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WARTIME STORIES (WALTERS OATS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS THE STORY OF THE VERY TALL OATS HE GREW ON FARMER ROBERTS FARM DURING THE WAR YEARS.
WARTIME STORIES (WALTERS OATS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES (THE WRONG ADDRESS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS TELLS THE STORY WHEN A MAN FROM THE MINISTRY CAME TO SEE HIM HE WAS LOOKING FOR THE CORRECT PLACE TO BUILD PODINGTON AIR FIELD,
WARTIME STORIES (THE WRONG ADDRESS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(MUSTARD GAS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE ,INTERESTING STORY, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS THE STORY OF A MUSTARD GAS DUMP AT MELCHBORN PARK JUST A FEW MILES FROM SHARNBROKE AND THE SHARNBROKE SCHOOL BEDFORDSIRE HIGHLY POISONOUS GAS THAT CAUSES SEVERE BLISTERING OF THE SKIN, WIDELY USED AS CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENT IN WORD WAR 1
WARTIME STORIES,(MUSTARD GAS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE ,INTERESTING STORY, WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(THE INCENDIARY BOMB) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, VERY FUNNY STORY, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE LIGHTING A LAND ARMY GIRLS CIGARETTE WITH A INCENDIARY BOMB.
WARTIME STORIES,(THE INCENDIARY BOMB) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, VERY FUNNY STORY, WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)(PART 2) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE THE YONG GAME KEEPER
WARTIME STORIES(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)(PART 2) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)( PART 1 ) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER,
WARTIME STORIES,(THE YOUNG GAME KEEPER)( PART 1 ) BY WALTER NOTTAGE. WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS OF THE STORY LEADING UP TO RECEIVING THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL FROM KING GEORGE V1,
WARTIME STORIES,(THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES (A MOVING STORY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE TELLS A SORT MOVING STORY ABOUT A G.I. AND A VERY SMALL BOY, WILL THE GERMANS TAKE ENGLAND AWAY FROM US ???
WARTIME STORIES (A MOVING STORY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE, WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES (DADS ARMY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. WW 2.


Waler tells of the time when he was in big trouble during WW2 when he was in Dads Army.
WARTIME STORIES (DADS ARMY) BY WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. WW 2.
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B17s BLEW UP, WARTIME STORIES BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.


3 B17s BLEW UP ONE FOGGY MORNING AT PODINGTON 92ND AIR BASE,
B17s BLEW UP, WARTIME STORIES BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.
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WALTER NOTTAGE WARTIME STORIES, THE B17 & THE A.T.S. GIRLS !!!!!!! WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. TELLS THE STORY OF A B17 WHICH RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY ON TO THE GRASS AND BROKE ITS BACK, THE ATS GIRLS CLIMBED OUT THE DOOR OF THE B17!!!!!!!! AT PODINGTON AIR BASE WW2 HOME OF THE 92ND BOMB GROUP,
WALTER NOTTAGE WARTIME STORIES, THE B17 & THE A.T.S. GIRLS !!!!!!! WW 2.
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WARTIME STORIES,(LAND ARMY GIRLS & GUNS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.


WALTER NOTTAGE B.E.M. TALKING ABOUT ALARM GUNS AND HOW THEY WORK AND THE HAY BARN STORY WITH THE TWO LAND ARMY GIRLS !!!!!!!!!!
WARTIME STORIES,(LAND ARMY GIRLS & GUNS) BY WALTER NOTTAGE WW 2.
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CRASHED B17, WALTER NOTTAGE (B.E.M.) WARTIME STORIES, PODINGTON. WW 2.


IN 1949 WALTER NOTTAGE WAS OFFICIALLY COMMENDED FOR HIS GREAT COURAGE IN A LETTER FROM COLONEL JAMES WILSON, THE PODINGTON BASE COMMANDER 92nd BOMB GROUP, THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A COMMENDATION FROM KING GEORGE V1. HE WAS AWARDED THE (BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL) FOR GALLANTRY, WALTER IS SEEN TALKING ABOUT THE B17 WHICH CRASHED IN HAYES WOOD NEXT TO HINWICK LODGE FARM PODINGTON DURING WW2,
CRASHED B17, WALTER NOTTAGE (B.E.M.) WARTIME STORIES, PODINGTON. WW 2.
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA PART 4


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM, SUFFOLK, VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT THE WAR YEARS 1943/1944 B17
95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA PART 4
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 3


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM SUFFOLK,VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944 B17
95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 3
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 2


REUNION 2005, 95th BOMB GROUP, HORHAM, SUFFOLK, VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944,B17,
95th BOMB GROUP B17 VETERANS HORHAM TALKING ON CAMERA PART 2
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95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA.PART 1


REUNION 2005 95th BOMB GROUP HORHAM SUFFOLK VETS TALKING ON CAMERA ABOUT WAR YEARS 1943/1944 ONE VETERAN FLEW THE GLEEN MILLER BAND,B17,
95th BOMB GROUP B17 HORHAM VETERANS TALKING ON CAMERA.PART 1
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