Boom goes the ammo dump! Cries of cringing agony is the enemy’s never-to-comeback croon. Who’s responsible!? The 651st Bombardment Squadron of doom. First assembled in November 1940 as a “Heavy” bombardment squadron, the 651st flew the B-17 Flying Fortress. Formidable as the Fortress was, they later switched over to become a Replacement Training Unit (RTU) using the B-24 Liberator. Then in April of 1944, redesignated as a “Very Heavy” bombardment squadron, flying the B-29 Superfortress.
They were there, flight crews of the 651st, mired in the fresh smoke and crossfire of atrocious battlefield conditions. They felt the brutal concussions of enemy armaments. Each airman on the aircraft held their breaths, as the hulls of the airframe seemed to shake and shudder apart in mid-air. There was no chance to run to safety behind fortified, cemented embankments. Pilots had to remain seated, aerial gunners had to man their battle stations. And the concussions kept coming, unseen, rolling in, wave after wave…
The 651st squadron patch depicts a mad black dog wearing white goggles and a pilot’s helmet topped with swept-back black wings, admirably dressed in US Army Air Force attire, spit slinging from its mouth in furry fury, hosing down the enemy with his tommy gun, flames barking from the muzzle. Said courageous canine is hitching a ride along the top of a red bomb with shrouded rear guidance fins. White wings decorate the dorsal of the dog, thus signifying winged attitudes of highest altitudes in the baddest of superior fighting moods.
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