Crew 2464, 565th Bombardment Squadron, Cigarette Case (Rear)

Crew 2464, 565th Bombardment Squadron, Cigarette Case (Rear)

Rear of a cigarette case engraved with the names of Crew 2464, 565th Bombardment Squadron, 389th Bombardment Group, US 8th Air Force. The engraving must have been done after the crew's arrival in England as the front records its location as Norfolk. The crew survived the war after they were forced to land their damaged aircraft in Switzerland on 28 June 1944 and were interned.

Crew 2464
Pilot: “Buck” Hicks
Co-Pilot: “Coo” Boudreaux
Navigator: “Art” Frances
Bombardier: Stan Botkin
Engineer: Pop Nobles
R: Barney Barnett
AC “Prof” Wilcox
AE: “Col” Richmond
AR: Spears McKinney
Tailgunner: “Mac” McDonald

Many thanks to Phil Smith for providing us with this picture.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 March 2012), Crew 2464, 565th Bombardment Squadron, Cigarette Case (Rear), http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_cigarette_case_565th_sqd_rear.html

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