The 489th Bombardment Squadron in Corsica

1. 489th BS Insignia from B-25 at MAAM, 
2. 340th BG Insignia from Q. Kaiser's A2 flight jacket (1944), 
3. NASA space shuttle photo of Corsica,
4. 12th Air Force patch,
5. U.S. Army Air Corps Patch .


Quentin Kaiser's Photographs of Scenes Around Corsica

Roadside marker. Another roadside marker.
Two roadside kilometer markers photographed by Quentin Kaiser on Corsica in 1944.


A road through the town of Cervione. Justice of the Peace.
Roadside scenery in the town of Cervione, four miles north of the airfield at Alesani.


Cervione, Corsica.
The town of Cervione as seen from the southern approach along the road from Alesani.


Cervione, Corsica.
The beautiful hillside town of Cervione, Corsica.


Some Corsican goats.

A Corsican donkey.

QCK standing by an old ox cart. Three amigos at Alesan: Kaiser, Naughton and Devine.
Here's my dad standing by an old ox cart and with Naughton and Devine, by a tent.

Another old cart.


A scene from Corsica.


Another scene from Corsica.


QCK and 1000 pound bombs. QCK and 1000 pound bombs.
Here's my dad sitting on some 1000 pound bombs. B-25J 9V "Miss Rebel" is in the background.

The signs for each of the four squadrons of the 340th Bombardment Group (486th, 487th, 488th & 489th).
Quentin Kaiser took these pictures of the signs posted by the tent camp areas for each of the four squadrons of the 340th Bombardment Group- the 486th, 487th, 488th and 489th Bombardment Squadrons.

QCK with dog 'CANADAK' in defensive 50 caliber gun trench behind his tent at Alesani.
This is my dad with "CANADAK," the dog named for the four tent mates: Carter, Naughton, Devine and Kaiser, in the defensive 50 caliber machine gun trench behind their tent.


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Groups on Corsica



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