Photo of Staff Sgt. John W. Elben by the "Glittering Girl" plane

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Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Staff Sgt. John W. Elben by the "Glittering Girl" plane

Subject

WWII
World War II
U.S. AAF
Decatur, IL.

Description

WWII - Herald and Review Library; Elben, John W., 10/4/1944. Article on back of photo: "Fifteenth Army Air force in Italy, Oct 4 (Special) - Staff Sgt. John W. Elben, 19, Shelbyville, aerial gunner of a B-17, recently flew his 50th long-range mission in the Mediterranean theater. He began flying combat May 13 of this year, with an attack on the railroad yards at Trento, Italy. His last mission was Sept. 13, to bomb the oil refineries in Blechhammer, Germany. He wears the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters. Before entering the army April 21, 1943, he was employed as a farmer. he is the son of Harry Elben, Shelbyville."

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

10/4/1944

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF190

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.75 x 4.75"

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of Staff Sgt. John W. Elben by the "Glittering Girl" plane,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 4, 2022, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/184.