2nd Lt Sheldon I. Vernon, B-17 pilot 384th Bomb Group (H), 8th Air Force, Grafton-Underwood, England 1943-1944 - birdshooter

Unit patch of the 384th Bombardment Group, "KEEP THE SHOW ON THE ROAD"
Sheldon stated that a pilot from the 348th had been shot down and taken prisoner of war. The captured pilot sent the unit a postcard which the German censors did not catch. The phrase "KEEP THE SHOW ON THE ROAD" became their motto.

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