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USAAF photograph : 401st bombardment group airman


Code: P24215A-31


W: 9.5cm (3.7")H: 11.8cm (4.6")

Original photograph, approximately 9.5 x 11.8cm.  It shows an airman of the 401st bombardment group in his flying kit.  Named to rear 'Mace' and dated December 1943.  Good clear image.  The 401st flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire as part of the 8th AAF.  This could possibly be Staff Sergeant Kenneth Mace, an airgunner killed in action when B-17G 42-97578 stalled after take off for a mission to Schweinfurt and crashed into a barracks on 24th March 1944.  Stock code P24215A-31.