After missions

After missions

04/19/15 11:45

Update on World War II history -- the months of June and July 1944 are complete. Now working on August 1944. Total hours flown in June 1944: 1,408.3; total for July 1944, 1,368.2! Two missions a day on average with approximately 14 to 16 (out of a total of 20) aircraft in the air each time.

The picture comes from the family of Russell Cunningham, who flew with the squadron while it was operating out of Piva North Airfield on Bougainville. Pilots enjoying some off time with a game of poker. The squadron's exec, William Bacheler, is right of center looking at cards.

By Frenchy • Galleries: VMO-251 Pictures