Frank Willard Bates Collection
These 491st Bomb Squadron maintenance personnel pose for a photo after preparing "Old 59" for its triumphant return to the USA. Wishing the plane a safe trip are Clayton E. 'Fred' Nash, Wilbur Carter, Atkinson, Joseph A. Bicagalupo, Joseph F. Burns, Karl E. Hammett, center rear -- Frank Bates, William W. Byrant, Elmer M. Peterson, Arnold B. Christensen, Lloyd E. Kershaw . Yangkai, 1944.
(Info courtesy of Tony Strotman/Frank Willard Bates)
From the collection of Frank Bates.
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