2nd Bomb Group Memorial Plaque Unveiled

15th Air Force Wall, March AFB, California

September 25, 2002


General James H. Doolittle First Commander of the 15th Air Force 1943 (Second Bomb Group Plaque covered in blue).

President Richard Radtke unveiling the new

2nd Bomb Group Plaque with former president

Edwin (ED) Hodges.

Four members were POW during World War II: Loy Dickinson, Earl W. Martin, Edgar McDonald, and Jack Kellog.


Historian for the 2nd Bomb Group

Earl W. Martin presents copies of

"Defenders of Liberty" and

"The Second Was First" To Hisperia High School Color Guard for the Event.

 Chris Oren of the AF JROTC unit is accepting.



President Richard Radtke going past the Color Guard to Unveil the Plaque.




The Color Guard for the Unveiling of the Second Bomb Group Plaque at March AFB  was furnished by the 872nd AF JROTC Squadron from Hisperia High School, California.



Plaque Sponsor:  Second Bombardment Association.



Members of the 2nd Bombardment Association present at the Dedication Standing (Left to Right)  Virgil Gergen, Earl W. Martin, Richard R. Radtke, Edwin S. Hodges, Jack Kellogg and Lewis Moore kneeling (Left to Right) Loy Dickinson, Jim Lang and Richard Wood.




Nadine Amos, to her right her daughter Susan and her son Barry, to her left

 her son Bradley and his wife Ida, kneeling is their son Todd, all present at the Dedication.




Vic and Arvada Metz were present at the dedication.





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