Six members of a flight crew stand outside their aircraft

In memory of Jeff E. Townsend

Photograph. Jeff Townsend and other members of flight crew wearing A-2 leather flight jackets, standing in front of B-26 Marauder Bomber 1888. Personal caption on photo reverse: "Sorry we couldn't get to see you before we left, Benny. Best of luck!! Frank W. Brucker, 9 Rose St., East Hartford, Conn. [Connecticut]. John O. Sherry, 415 No. Hanley Rd., Clayton, Mo. [Missouri]. Jeff Townsend, 37th B Sq. B-N. Lake Charles, La. [Louisiana]. Oct 4, 1984. Frank and Bob's. From Bonnie and Adeline Dalonisis 2102 Second St., Lake Charles, LA 701601."” Location unknown. No date

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Items from the service of Jeff E. Townsend, who was born on 10 October 1921 in Haskell, Texas. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 26 January 1942. He trained at airfields in Midland, Texas and Lakeland, Florida. Townsend served with a flight crew in the 37th Bombardment Squadron, 17th Bombardment Group in the European Theatre, arriving in Italy in 1943. Collection includes a uniform, insignia, 45 photographs, and documents related to Townsend's service.