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S.Sgt. James Rodella, an Assistant Engineer and Top Turret Gunner from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, flew an extended tour of service with the 64th Squadron in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. S.Sgt. James Rodella, the recipient of three Air…


Joe Jancosko of the 64th Bombardment Squadron in front of WINDY CITY KITTY.

64th Bombardment Squadron aircraft HIP PARADE, 44-40430, in flight.

S.Sgt. James Rodella in front of 64th Bombardment Squadron aircraft MILLION $ BABY, 44-50768.

64th Bombardment Squadron aircraft MABEL'S LABEL, 44-49854.

43rd Bombardment Group Patch. The motto of the 43rd BG was "Willing, Able, Ready"---W.A.R. Shield: Gold and azure, a drop bomb counterchanged. (Approved 31 Jan 1942.)

64th Bombardment Squadron aircraft BOB'S HOPE, 44-40395.

A photo taken later in S.Sgt James Rodella's service in the SWPA, possibly after his return to the American mainland.


Navigator Henry R. Sells, most likely taken in the Philippines.

Official service photo of Pfc. James Rodella taken shortly after his enlistment in the USAAF.