October 4, 2020 – May 23, 2021

Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Bomber Boys: Portraits from the Front appears at the MAC, featuring an engaging combination of portraits and personal stories reproduced from a secret stash of World War II images, ephemera, and a diary from 1945. The exhibition highlights the combat, captains, crew, and camp life of the 445th bomb squadron of the 12th Army Air Corps stationed on Corsica and in Italy, the same outfit featured in the classic novel and film Catch-22. The materials were saved and kept secreted away for nearly 60 years by Keith B. Lile, a tail gunner who survived 59 missions with the 445th bomb squadron.

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