My Dad, William I. Connelly, Jr just after boot camp.
On the HMS Queen Mary, 1943. I believe he was on his way to England at this time. He told me that they took a very circuitous route, going first to the Caribbean region, then to Scotland, I think, and south to England from there. According to Dad, it was to throw off the U-boats.
The back of the photo says" Lil Lo,Texas Hun Hunter."
A squadron flying out of Steeple Morden to Germany. Since Dad wasn't in a job that required flying, I'm not sure how he got the photo. Perhaps a friend took it, or maybe he did make a trip or two.
Transition from P-47's to P-51's, Steeple Morden, England. Probably taken in 1943 or 1944.