Shared Photo: Navigator Joe C. Damiano and his B-24 Liberator Crew

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My grandfather was a navigator in the Mighty 8th United States Army Air Forces, flying with his crew on a B-24 Liberator. His unit, the 700th Bomb Squadron, part of the 445th Bomb Group, was enlisted for the Rhineland Campaign.

Per Wikipedia, ..."half of the U.S. Army Air Force's casualties in World War II were suffered by Eighth Air Force (more than 47,000 casualties, with more than 26,000 dead)."

I know that my grandfather met with his former crew mates as long as they were living. They all stayed in touch. I imagine that once you share what they did, the ties to one another would be very strong. I only wish that I had the name of his fellow crew. Maybe someone will see this photo and know some of the other men.

I wanted to share this family photo of my grandfather Joe Damiano with the community. Location: RAF Tibenham, England. Date: 1943.
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asked in Photos by Cheryl Aselin G2G4 (4.2k points)
Don't keep us guessing, Cheryl! Which one is your grandfather?
How kind of you to ask! Standing back row, second from the right. Thanks for asking!

2 Answers

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Looks like a group of good looking men.. Thank you for their service! Thank you Cheryl for sharing. :)
answered by Charlotte Shockey G2G6 Pilot (925k points)
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I think we should be able to identify the crew. I have identified everyone in two B17 crews. I'll get back to you unless someone beats me to it.
answered by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
Oh my gosh!!! If we can identify even a couple I will be jumping for joy!

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