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WWII Vets' Photos from the 388th Heavy Bomb Group flying out of Knettishall - East Anglia

Article about: Amazing! The navigator on Little Boy Blue was my uncle! He is in a number of the photos, including one he autographed to Gordon Penton! I have a photo of Penton that he autographed and gave

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    Default WWII Vets' Photos from the 388th Heavy Bomb Group flying out of Knettishall - East Anglia

    Here are some photos a friend of mine has shared with me and told me I could post if I wished to. It is of her father, Lt. Gordon K. Penton who flew over 50 combat missions in a B-17 named "Little Boy Blue." He was with the 388th Bomb Group - 560th Squadron out of Knettishall in England.

    Newspaper article about Lt. Penton
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    Lieutenant Penton in his B-17
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    LItle Boy Blue and Crew
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    Lt Penton and Crew with B-17
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    Glenn Miller and Band at the Base with "Flyer"
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    B-17 in Flight with engine view
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    P-47 Escort
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    P-51 Escort
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    Strike Photo
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    P-38 Escorts
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    B-17s in Flight
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    Base Photos and Aircraft/Crew Misc

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    Irving Berlin and Bombardier
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    More Plane and Crew Photos:
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    Very cool photos .

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    These are excellent. Thanks for sharing them.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    A very lucky man

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    Many thanks for posting superb photos and history !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Great never seen before photos Thanks for sharing

    Studly

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    Excellent!!!!!! Thanks very much for showing them.

    Andy

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    That's a wonderful gift you're offering to us!!!
    Waoooo!What a quality!They were really members of the "greatest generation".Unseen pics are so uncommon nowadays.
    Give a kiss to your friend!Merci beaucoup!

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    Wonderful nostalgic photos of the heroes and birds they flew...
    Thanks for sharing...
    Redards, Thanos.

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    Thanks for posting these great photos........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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