Photos of 401 missions

By: Robert Funk
On: 07/16/2003
Am interested in finding photos of various missions especially the few I flew. I also use the pictures in my presentations to students from middle school to university.  Would prefer 8 X 10 but can enlarge if needed. Thanks for your help

Re: Photos of 401 missions

By: Win Bryson
On: 07/17/2003
I've been looking for 401BG photos for quite some-time now, also.  Sources to-date, include:

1. The National Archives & Records Administration, Still Pictures Branch, 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, Md., 20740-6001, has some 401BG mission and mission related (formations, briefings, operations, control tower) black & white photos.

2. There's a "Flak over Politz" photo on a 401BG calendar several years ago: that has appeared in several publications, including the 401BG "Bluebook"; that has been attributed to several missions, and has no known "source" - but is "frighteningly" telling; and

3. I have photos (that I took at the NARA II) of the 10-7-44 Politz Mission Report's file strike photos (mosaics of several photos with grease-pencil markings, of the lead, high and low squadrons of "C"-box that day).

If you're interested, I could send you some xeroxes of these (E-mail me your mailing address) to help you see if any of these may be of interest for your presentations - and then go from there.

[As a side-note, I visited the NARA-II many years ago and looked through their laser-discs of photos (looking for 401BG photos).  It took all-day and I made list with notes so that I could later order photos from them.  I would be glad to E-mail this list to you, but keep in-mind, it's not complete, descriptions are in "my words", and there may be other photos added since that I don't list - but maybe it'll help you save "looking" time.

I don't know the NARA II's present "drill" for purchasing still photos, but contacting them (or via their web-site) should answer that for you.

Regardless, good hunting.  By the way, what Squadron were you in and what Missions were you on.



Re: Photos of 401 missions

By: L.A.Mitchell
On: 07/18/2003
  Hey,Bob, whats holding you back?? Click on MEMBERSHIP on this site, fill in Membership Application and join up with the 401st Association.
You'll be glad you did.  L.A Mitchell Membership Chairman

Re: Photos of 401 missions

By: Scott McElvain
On: 07/30/2003
Tell me what planes you flew and I can tell you if the National Archives has negatives, and where you can get photos made from the negatives.

Re: Associate member thanks you

By: Joe La Grasta
On: 05/14/2009
Hi this the tail gunner of Jack Lippert and I have a wooden perfect model of Jill's Jalopy.  I have a picture of it that I can send you.  It was made to the orginal markings as when it was flying.  Made over seas not made of plastic.