Monday, March 27, 2017

An AFN Mystery... 1945

On eBay a few weeks back was a WWII radio script.  Very few details but it sounded interesting.  It's a variety show, for the 321st Bombardment Group.  The 321st still exists as an Air Expeditionary Group, they were in Iraq.

The 321st Bombardment Group (Medium) flew B-25 Mitchells in combat with the Northwest African Strategic Air Force in 1943 and the Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Force in 1944-45.  That narrows the timeframe.  Maybe Italy, Maybe Germany.

Starring is Hollywood Star Jeffrey Lynn.  Lynn was a legitimate Hollywood star, that had supporting rolls with the biggest stars.  He returned to Hollywood in 1948.

In 1954 Bill Kenneally was working at KNX

My best guess is 1945, but it's a fun piece of history to have in your hands.