34th Bombardment Group Diary and Photograph [McKeon]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2017.0040
Creators:
McKeon, Patrick
Dates:
bulk 1944-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the target bomb run diary (three typewritten pages) of Patrick McKeon, a bombardier for the 8th Air Force, 34th Bombardment Group from May 24, 1944 to January 2, 1945. The collection also contains one 8 by 10 inch black and white photograph of the 34th Bombardment group's Belchin' Bessie Consolidated B-24 Liberator with five of its crew posed by the nose art, including McKeon on far right.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The 34th Bombardment Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy invasion by bombing airfields and coastal defenses in France, and continued to support ground forces as they moved eastwards.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Karen McKeon, Gift, 2017

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
34th Bombardment Group Diary and Photograph [McKeon], Accession 2017-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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

Keywords
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Consolidated B-24 Liberator Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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