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The 43rd Service Group found itself a long way from Portland, Oregon as World War II transpired.  Here a Consolidated B-24D-85-CO Liberator heavy bomber, serial number 42-40654, “KATE SMITH” of the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, is overhauled by men of the 43rd Service Group at an airfield near Benghazi, Cyrenaica, Libya, circa the summer of 1943.  (USAAF Photo)


Day of Infamy, December 7, 1941

The 43rd Service Group found itself a long way from Portland, Oregon as World War II transpired. Here a Consolidated B-24D-85-CO Liberator heavy bomber, serial number 42-40654, “KATE SMITH” of the 345th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, is overhauled by men of the 43rd Service Group at an airfield near Benghazi, Cyrenaica, Libya, circa the summer of 1943. (USAAF Photo)

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