|This reflects an ongoing effort
to post photos from the 43rd Bomb Group’s 1943 pictorial album Down Under, placing names to faces
as much as possible. Several resources were cross-referenced to
minimize any errors in identifying these men. It is our hope that folks
will come forward over time to identify themselves, a crewmate or a
If you can identify an individual in the Down Under album, please contact
the Association Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact Janet Kimble at Jkimble@virginia.org.
Special thanks to Richard "Dick" Bennet (65th) and daughter Jordi for
their input on this project. Also, Don Williams, son of MSgt Leonard F
Williams (65th), provided additional information based on a similar
project he had been working with former Secretary Ed Gammill. And, a
note of thanks to the family of Ed Gammill (63rd) who kindly donated
Ed’s "marked up" copy of Down Under
to the Association to assist in this effort.
The pages of the original 1943 edition were not numbered; the page
numbers referenced here correspond to the page numbers of the 1994 50th
Anniversary reprint edition, a near exact copy of the original
Down Under album. Additionally, in researching these photos, the
majority appear to have been taken between the last week of January and
the third week of February 1943. Based on those dates, the photos were
most likely taken at Port Moresby.