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Gerald Province Image 1

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On 6 May 2017 wrote:

A little googling turned up more information: He was with the 353rd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. He is listed here, http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person?search=Gerald+Province&civilian=&airforce=&group_category=&group=&az=p


On 6 May 2017 wrote:

The date of 1940 is impossible. It is almost certainly 1944, given the model of the P-47 in the background and the equipment he is wearing. (Also, Operation Market Garden was in Sept. 1944.) The location of the photo can be hinted at by the checkerboard painted on the engine cowling, to help indicate his unit and airbase.


On 26 Apr 2017 wrote:

His expression it seems to me is that he is right where he wants to be. Scary to think it wasn't that long ago our countrys future was at stake. Not many left from that generation. Thank you for sharing.


On 26 Apr 2017 wrote:

Thanks for sharing this.

My late father took part in operation market garden. He was drooped in to Arnhem as part of the British glider group. He survived and remembered the friends he lost everyday. I will think of Gerry on remembrance day along with my father and his comrades.


On 26 Apr 2017 wrote:

Thanks for sharing this.

My late father took part in operation market garden. He was drooped in to Arnhem as part of the British glider group. He survived and remembered the friends he lost everyday. I will think of Gerry on remembrance day along with my father and his comrades.


On 25 Apr 2017 wrote:

Terrific photo. Thanks so much for remembering him and sharing with us.


On 21 Apr 2017 wrote:

Great photo, thanks for sharing.


On 21 Apr 2017 wrote:

photo_of_week.gif This is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for 21 April 2017.


On 19 Apr 2017 wrote:

My Uncle Gerry had a lifelong love of airplanes, leading to him becoming a pilot in WWII. He was escorting a flight of bombers as part of Operation Market Garden, which ran from September 17-27. He was declared missing during the return flight, and presumed shot down and killed over the Netherlands, north of Arnhem.


On 18 Apr 2017 wrote:

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In this image:

Where: Likely in the UK, where he was based. map

When: 1940.

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