Kasselmission

The KMHS held its annual reunion in conjunction with the 8th Air Force Historical Society's participation at the annual Thunder Over Michigan air show at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich., August 7 and 8. The 445th Bomb Group veterans who turned out for the show included Ira Weinstein, J.R. Lemons and Sam Mastrogiacomo, who were treated like rock stars by an adoring (and mostly young) public as they autographed books and pictures in the 8th Air Force tent.

Photos by Carol Holiday.

From left, Ira Weinstein, Sam Mastrogiacomo and John Ray Lemons in the 8th Air Force tent. Crew

From the greatest generation to the latest.
Sam describing the Gotha Mission.
 From left, Jean Lemons, Joan Patterson and Joan Mastrogiacomo.
Erlyn Jensen and Linda Dewey. Erlyn's brother, command pilot Major Donald W. McCoy, was
killed on the Kassel Mission. Linda's dad, pilot Bill Dewey, made it back to England with his plane.