Keystone LB-7, 11th Bomb Squadron, Rockwell Field, April 29th 1930


Hollywood actresses Winnie Lightner and Irene Delroy clown for the camera as Lt. William C. Kingsbury  of the 11th Bomb Sq. looks on. The 11th is still active today, and fly the B-52. Their insignia, “Jiggs” of Sunday comics fame, was designed for the squadron by the character’s creator, George McManus.  (He served with the 11th in World War I.) Lt. Kingsbury retired as a major general in 1966 after having flown almost anything with wings, from the rickety LB-7 to the B-52. Quite a career.

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