Sgt Paul Rivest - 330 Bomb Squad, 93rd Bomb Group
LOOKING FOR ANY HELP/INFORMATION ON my uncle/godfather Sgt. Paul Rivest who served as flight engineer/top turret gunner on B24s in the 330th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group out of Hardwick England from abt 1943-1944. He died in 1979. I believe that he flew on several different aircraft, including the "Georgia Peach" and under "Capt Boone" and is pictured in a training photo in Biggs at El Paso with Wetzel and Boone and Maxwell Field in Alabama. Any help or information on further research I can pursue, such as loading lists, aircraft/missions flown, people who may have known him, etc. would be wonderful as I am trying to research him for my son who bears his name.
One story that I was told was that during training, his aircraft's engines malfunctioned on take-off and he remained with the plane as it crashed because it was equipped with the new Norden Bomb site which would have been destroyed. He had scars on his back and legs from removing the bombsight from the burning plane, due to the melting aluminum.