More 340th BG  487th Bomb Squadron History

B-25 7F “WILLIE” Saga



Credit:  Dominic Taddei and Dave Mershon

Edited by Doug Cook (son of Charles Cook- Pilot 487th BS)


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By Dave Mershon 487th Bomb Squadron










































































































Thanks to Dominic Taddei for sending me the story above and one of Charles Cook’s mission sheets showing him piloting a mission in the 7F “WILLIE”.  The mission of December 14, 1944 was to bomb the RR bridge on the Po River at Chivasso, Italy to hinder German supply lines.































































Other 487th BS Bill Mauldin “Dog Faces” from Charles Cook’s Photo Collection






















































































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