9th AF Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Captain Francis J. Cachat's

416th Photo Collection

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WWII-Medal

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Nov 22, 1943
 
Nov 22, 1943
"Col. Mace "talking things over" with the men." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 7, March, 1944)
Apr 9, 1944
Easter Mass, 1st Lt. Cramsie receiving communion
Apr 10, 1944
Wethersfield Aero Club Opening
Apr 10, 1944
Wethersfield Aero Club Opening
Apr 10, 1944
Wethersfield Aero Club Opening
Apr 10, 1944
Wethersfield Aero Club Opening
Apr 15, 1944
"R.A.F. troops during Transfer of Station ceremonies." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 2, April, 1944)
Apr 15, 1944
Transfer of Wethersfield RAF Station Command from RAF to USAAF, RAF personnel Passing in Review
Apr 15, 1944
Transfer of Wethersfield RAF Station Command from RAF to USAAF, 416th personnel Passing in Review
Apr 15, 1944
"R.A.F. Color Guard lowering R.A.F. flag during Transfer of Station ceremonies." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 5, April, 1944)
Apr 15, 1944
Transfer of Wethersfield Base Command from RAF to USAAF, American Color Guard
Apr 15, 1944
Receiving award is Capt. Battersby
Apr 15, 1944
Receiving award is Capt. Battersby
Apr 15, 1944
Apr 15, 1944
Apr 24, 1944
Left is General Brereton
Apr 24, 1944
"l to r: Maj. Gen. Brereton, Capt. Petot Generals Aide, Col. Backus, and Col. ?" (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 1, April, 1944)
General Brereton at steps
Apr 24, 1944
S/Sgt. Jeong S. Wing
Foreground Cpt Cachat, Background Lt. Zesiger, Center Unknown.
May 24, 1944
Cachat, Zesiger, Lytle, Lt Koch
Photo Lab Staff
Photo Lab Staff
Photo Lab Staff
 
 
 
Cachat, Laufer, Unknown
 
 
Capt Morris Laufer
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
Capt Francis Cachat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 1944
"Lined up after receiving the Air Medal from Col. Mace on the 11th of July are Capt. Hulse (670th), Lt. DeMun (669th), Lt. Siggs (669th), Maj. Meng (670th), Lt. Behlmer (669th), Capt. Jackson (670th), and Lt. Maltby (670th)." (669th Bomb Sq. Exhibit # 42, also, 670th Bomb Sq.)
Jul 11, 1944
L to R: Capt. Hulse, Lt. DeMun, Lt. Siggs, Maj. Meng, Lt. Behlmer, Capt. Jackson, and Lt. Maltby.
Jul 11, 1944
"Col. Mace awarding Air Medals and Purple Hearts to Combat Crews on 11 July 1944." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 6, July, 1944)
Jul 11, 1944
"Staff Sergeants A. Nielsen, Fields, Rosenstein, Eppa, Prindle, Nicks, Kelly, Chity, Webb, and Huber just after having received the Air Medal from Col. Mace on 11 July 1944." (669th Bomb Sq. Exhibit # 41)
Jul 11, 1944
"L to R: Lt Harrold, Lt Powell, Lt Hillerman, Lt Atkinson, Lt Monroe, Maj Meng, Capt Geffinger, Capt Hulse, Lt. Ostrander" (670th Bomb Sq. Exhibit)
Jul 21, 1944
"Softball Games"
Jul 21, 1944
"Softball Games"
 
Jul 23, 1944
"Crew members awaiting the start of the ceremony of having the Air Medals pinned on them by Col. Mace on 23 July 1944" (669th Bomb Sq. Exhibit # 45)
Aug 5, 1944
Intelligence Officers
Aug 8, 1944
"Conn Boxing Show"
Aug 8, 1944
"Long shot of Cpl Conn and Pvt Ciryak in preliminary bout held in conjunction with the Billy Conn boxing show." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 12A, August, 1944)
Community sponsored dance for 416th personnel at the Finchingfield Village Hall (1944)
Musicians from the 416th performing at Finchingfield Village Hall dance (1944)
Babs Cebrian, American Red Cross volunteer assigned to the 416th, at community center in Finchingfield, England, near Wethersfield
Jean Fitzsimmons, American Red Cross volunteer assigned to the 416th, likely taken in England
Jean Fitzsimmons, American Red Cross volunteer assigned to the 416th, likely taken in England
Col. Mace at Group Headquarters, Wethersfield
Oct 18, 1944
Lt. Frank M. Hoppe
Oct 18, 1944
LtC James W. Townsend
Oct 18, 1944
LtC James W. Townsend
Oct 18, 1944
Col. Theodore R. Aylesworth
Lt Max Pape
Oct 26, 1944
Lt Max Pape
Oct 27, 1944
"Departing Crews"
Oct 27, 1944
"Departing Crews"
Oct 27, 1944
"Departing Crews". 1LT James D. Adams - Back Row, second from right (in full length overcoat). He flew his 65th mission on 13 Oct 1944, and departed to the Zone of the Interior on 27-Oct-1944.
Nov 1, 1944
L-R: Tsgt Frandsen (669th Crew Chief), Unknown, Gruetzemacher, Singletary, Hiram Conant
Nov 4, 1944
"Briefing"
Nov 4, 1944
Lt. Cashell
Nov 4, 1944
Lt. Wright
Nov 4, 1944
Lt. Miracle
Dec 10, 1944
"Claire Booth Luce, Congressional representative from Connecticut, and members of committee relax after talking with Colonel Theodore R. Aylesworth, left, foreground, Group Commander." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 4, Dec, 1944)
Dec 10, 1944
"Major General Anderson and Congressman stand in driving rain during stopover on tour." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 3, Dec, 1944)
Dec 10, 1944
"Major General Samuel E. Anderson, left, and Colonel Theodore R. Aylesworth, center, Group Commander, chat with members touring Congressional party." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 1, Dec, 1944)
Dec 11, 1944
Inspection by 9th Bombardment Division Inspector General. Maj. Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg center
Dec 11, 1944
Dec 11, 1944
Dec 11, 1944
General Anderson left foreground, General Vandenberg right foreground
Dec 11, 1944
Right side of table far end is General Vandenberg, Next toward front is General Anderson, Next (woman) Unknown, Next (woman) Jean Fitzsimmons, Red Cross director assigned to 416th.
Dec 11, 1944
Dec 11, 1944
Gen Bachus, Gen Vandenberg, aid, Gen Anderson
Dec 11, 1944
Gen Wood, Gen Vandenberg, Col Voss
Dec 11, 1944
Dec 11, 1944
Col Voss, Lt Col Fisher
Dec 11, 1944
Jan 6, 1945
Jan 6, 1945
"Lined up in front of the O.R., men of the 669th Bomb Sq receive their Air Medals and Purple Hearts from Col Aylesworth. Capt Weismann, Sq. Adjutant, stands by during the ceremony." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 12, Jan, 1945)
Jan 16, 1945
L-R: Cpt. Arvid R. Hand, Unknown
Jan 16, 1945
L-R: Unknown, Unknown, Cpt Arvid R. Hand
Feb 5, 1945
E & I Office
Feb 5, 1945
E & I Office
Feb 5, 1945
E & I Office
Feb 5, 1945
E & I Office
Feb 5, 1945
E & I Office
Feb 24, 1945
Brig. Gen. E.N. Backus
 
Col. Theodore R. Aylesworth
Mar 24, 1945
Giving Easter Candy to the children of Laon, France
Mar 24, 1945
Lt. Suttner and S/Sgt. Max surrounded by happy and eager French youngsters. (416th Bomb Gp. History, Exhibit #2, March, 1945)
Mar 24, 1945
Giving Easter Candy to the children of Laon, France
Mar 24, 1945
"French school-children file into their school-building for their first happy Easter in liberated France." (416th Bomb Gp. History, Exhibit #4, March, 1945)
Mar 24, 1945
Giving Easter Candy to the children of Laon, France
Mar 30, 1945
"The Catholic Chaplain of the Service Team, Father Doyle, aided by S/Sgt. Keubler, serve Communion on Easter Sunday Morning at one of the hardstands." (416th Bomb Gp. History, Exhibit #8, March, 1945)
Mar 30, 1945
Easter Sunday Morning Mass
Apr 2, 1945
"An Easter Gift"
Apr 2, 1945
"An Easter Gift"
Apr 2, 1945
"An Easter Gift"
Apr 2, 1945
"An Easter Gift"
Apr 2, 1945
"An Easter Gift"
Apr 2, 1945
"Trip to Front"
Apr 2, 1945
"Trip to Front"
Apr 9, 1945
"Miss Babs" Cebrian finishes the job of cutting the Anniversary cake while Col. Aylesworth and many Aero Club guests look on. Pfc Byrd holds the cake for "Babs"." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 9, Apr, 1945)
Apr 16, 1945
"The flag for which he had fought stood in the center of the mass of men gathered together during the Memorial Service for our late President." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 4, Apr, 1945)
Apr 16, 1945
"Men from all units on the Base attend the Memorial Service for President Roosevelt." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 3, Apr, 1945)
Apr 16, 1945
Apr 16, 1945
"Sgt Kinney reads part of the service from trailer at 670th Bomb Sq athletic field during Memorial Service for the lost President Roosevelt." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 2, Apr, 1945)
Apr 16, 1945
Apr 16, 1945
"The Color Guard stands at ease in the foreground while Chaplain Doyle, on the trailer in the background delivers a short address. Chaplain Penticoff standing at his side also spoke." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 5, Apr, 1945)
 
 
 
Apr 30, 1945
"Pre Briefing", L-R: Unknown, Unknown, Lt. Jake Wright, Unknown
Apr 30, 1945
Situation Room - Laon/Athies, France (Station A-69)
May 14, 1945
"AAA Crews"
May 16, 1945
"Air Medals are pinned on members of the 668th, 669th, and 670th Squadrons at a ceremony in 668th area on 16 May. Col Aylesworth is making presentations." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 47, May, 1945)
May 16, 1945
"After being a German POW for almost a year, Major Campbell returns to receive the Air Medal from Col Aylesworth." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 45, May, 1945)
May 16, 1945
"Part of men who received their Air Medals at ceremonies at 668th area on 16 May. Col Aylesworth pins the Medals on members on 668th, 669th, and 670th Bomb Sqs." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 48, May, 1945)
May 16, 1945
Major Campbell receives Air Medal from Col Aylesworth.
May 16, 1945
"Members of 671st Bomb Sq received Air Medals at a ceremony in 671st area on 16 May. Col Aylesworth, pinning on Medals is accompanied by Lt Col Townsend and Lt Col Dunn." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 49, May, 1945)
May 16, 1945
"Col Aylesworth passes down line of men from 671st Bomb Sq, awarding them their Air Medals. With him is Lt Cols. Townsend and Dunn." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 50, May, 1945)
May 24, 1945
"Parachute Packing"
May 24, 1945
"Parachute Packing"
May 28, 1945
"Col Aylesworth, who had just received the Croix du Guerre, congratulates Capt Hand who also wears the Croix du Guerre. Lt. Buskirk, Capt Stanley, and Lt. Allen, all wearing their DFC's, look on after a ceremony at 410th Bomb Group. Awards were presented by General Backus." (416th Bomb Gp. Exhibit # 35, May, 1945)
May 31, 1945
670 Bomb Sq. HQ
Cpl George Petrone
Cpl George Petrone
PFC. Albert Taylor
PFC. Albert Taylor
PFC. Albert Taylor
PFC. Albert Taylor
Chaplain Penticoff
Lt Bill Moffet
Lt John Bonura
Mr. Hensley, Douglas Aircraft Company Representative
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jun 2, 1945
Jun 2, 1945
Jun 2, 1945
Jun 6, 1945
"Link Trainer"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 7, 1947
Faris Gaffrey, April 7, 1947. 4 Mos 26 Days old