Ira Eaker in Frantic
Looking at general officers flying combat in WW II, it's well known that Ira Eaker flew a few early 8th AF missions. Apparently he also led the first Operation Frantic mission from Italy to Russia in June 44. According to an Air Force Magazine article, he flew right seat in a B-17, but no source I've seen identifies the unit. It was likely the 97th, 99th or 483rd, as the 2BG history makes no mention. Any leads appreciated.
post edited by Barrett - 2012/07/14 15:01:25