Post-Mission Interrogation & Debrief


Post-Mission Interrogation & Debrief

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Victory Ship after a mission
May have been same day Tom Holmes was hit in head

B-17 Crew Gets Ride Back from Bomber After Mission
Notes: Hardstands could be miles from Tech Site for debriefing; they were in a 3-mile ring around the 3 runways that formed a triangle. Most of the boys are smiling ear to ear. In front center, one leans into another. Visible relief to be on ground.…

Debriefing (392nd Bomb Group website – not 44th BG)
Trucks took the men to the briefing room, which was now set up for interrogation. Every crew was checked in by an S-2 clerk who verified each man's name and position. Any changes from the original crew load lists were reported on a "Sortie Record" to…

Debriefing 448th Bomb Group
Notes: Sitting at rugged, homemade table. Still has Mae West vest on. Came right from bomber. One still wearing sunglasses. Crew of Jokers Wild. Dock Installations to support Russian land drive – bombed in Germany. Interrogator filling out a report…

401st BG Debrief and Interrogation December 1, 1943
Notes: Lots happening here. Interrogator intently focused on man talking to him. Man standing having a separate conversation. Man next to interrogator looks exhausted and eyes are glazed over. This man wearing a wedding ring. Coffee cups and snack on…

381st BG – Jun 22, 1943
Notes: 1 still in sheepskins. Life Magazines cover the table. Boy in right hand corner looks like he’s struggling – doesn’t seem a part of conversation, jaw tensed. This debrief room nicer than some of the others.

390th BG Returning from Mission for Interrogation
Notes: Intelligence Officer meets them at interrogation – is handing (presume to be Pilot) a folder. Board on back shows the interrogator (intel officer), pilot name, and table number. (Consistent w/ other photo that shows interrogation with tables…

451st BG after Returning from Raid at Interrogation
Notes: Coffee cups on table. Man in back right looks like he has broken nose w/ tape across. Looks like photos or maps on table. All different types of body language. Some gazing into space. Some intensely focused on conversation. See map in room.…
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