Photo of Tech. Sgt. Ralph J. Whittaker in flight jacket, helmet, and parachute

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Tech. Sgt. Ralph J. Whittaker in flight jacket, helmet, and parachute

Subject

WWII
World War II
Army Air Corps
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library: Whittaker, T.Sgt. Ralph J., Article on back of photo; "Abandons Plane; When only one engine remained functioning in his Eighth air force B-17 Flying fortress, Tech. Sgt. Ralph J. Whittaker bailed out into a wooded area near the front lines in southern France which he believed was German-held territory. However, the sergeant, who is a radio-operator and gunner, and two of his crew members were picked up by American ground troops. His fortress 'Lady Be good' had been hit by flak over railroad yards in Germany and one engine caught on fire. When the third engine failed, the pilot gave the bail-out order, just above the front lines. the rescued airmen were taken to Paris and later flown back to England. Sergeant Whittaker's wife, Mrs. Catherine Whittaker, lives at 1185 West Forest street."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

2/22/1945

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information."

Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF782

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 5"

Files

AF782-WWII_WHITTAKER, RALPH J, 2-22-1945.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Tech. Sgt. Ralph J. Whittaker in flight jacket, helmet, and parachute,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed April 10, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/1443.