Bombardiers' Information File [Appleblood/Appleby]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2009.0029
Creators:
United States. Army Air Forces
Dates:
1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
First Lieutenant Seymour Appleblood served with the US Army Air Forces (Crew 14, 9th Bombardment Group, 1st Bombardment Squadron, 313th Wing, XXI Bomber Command, 20th Air Force) in World War II as a bombardier on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Live Wire
. This collection consists of the
Bombardiers' Information File
issued to First Lieutenant Seymour Appleblood during his service.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the
Bombardiers' Information File
issued to First Lieutenant Seymour Appleblood during his service with the US Army Air Forces in World War II. The manual is dated March 1945 and contains sections on general information, fundamentals of bombing, computers, instrument calibration and navigation, autopilot information, the M-series bombsight, armament, combat bombing, and emergencies and precautions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
First Lieutenant Seymour Appleblood served with the US Army Air Forces (Crew 14, 9th Bombardment Group, 1st Bombardment Squadron, 313th Wing, XXI Bomber Command, 20th Air Force) in World War II as a bombardier on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Live Wire
. Appleblood was stationed at Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands, from February 1945 to August 1945 and flew 35 missions, mainly to attack targets in Japan. Appleblood was awarded the bronze oak-leaf cluster to the Air Medal in July 1945 and was also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Administration
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Seymour Appleby, Gift, 2009, NASM.2009.0029
Processing Information
Arranged and described (2009) and encoded (2020) by Jessamyn Lloyd.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Bombardiers' Information File [Appleblood/Appleby], NASM.2009.0029, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
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