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WWII 134.B1.F5.12 | by State Archives of North Carolina
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WWII 134.B1.F5.12

Photograph of U.S. Army Air Forces mechanic and gunner Thomas T. Suddreth of Raeford, N.C., standing on an unidentified military airfield posing with the nose art of the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber airplane nicknamed the “Apache Princess” (Serial Number 43-28152). Suddreth and the airplane were serving in 501st Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 345th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Suddreth is resting his hand on one of the breasts of the painted woman who was the mascot in the nose art. Several other mechanics are seen working in the background [1940s].


From Thomas T. Suddreth Papers, WWII 134, WWII Papers, Military Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

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Uploaded on December 3, 2018