Re: Re: Enlisted Bombadiers

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Posted by Cy on June 01, 2001 at 12:10:23:

In Reply to: Re: Enlisted Bombadiers posted by Fred Dieterich on May 11, 2001 at 14:17:09:

If the 2nd Squadron is any indication, initially
most (if not all) bombardiers were enlisted men.
In March 1942, during the Group's flight from
Hawaii to Australia, of nine crews, two of the
bombardiers were 2nd Lt.s, two were S/Sgt.s, two
were Sgt.s, two were Pvt.s, and one was a Pfc.
A S/Sgt when I entered the program in 1943, I was
commissioned after going though the Aviation Cadet
program as an Aviation Student. In the class at
the College Trainaing Detachment there were
several other Enlisted Students. All were veterans
of combat in the Pacific.

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