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Third Bomb Group pilots who had previously served with the 27th Bomb Group in the Philippines (except Rubenstein and Strickland).
This photograph was taken on the steps of the Third Bomb Group’s officers’ club, referred to variously as “The 3rd Slug House” and “The Last Slug,” Charters Towers, October 1942.

Top row, L to R: Sam Rubenstein, “Big Jim” Davies, James R. Smith, Henry Rose.
2nd row, L to R: Alex Salvatore, John C. Wienert, Zeke Summers.
3rd row, L to R: Ron Hubbard, Oliver Doan.
4th row, L to R: Harry Mangan, Howie West, Thomas “Pete” Talley.
5th row: Harry Galusha.
6th row, L to R: Robert “Fort” Hambaugh, Bob Ruegg, Pappy Gunn, Bob Strickland.
Front row, L to R: Leland Walker, Francis Timlin, Jim McAfee.
Courtesy Maj. Gen. John H. Henebry and Mrs. Oliver Doan