Maurice Coffman Langford was a Lieutenant (and later a Captain) in the 410th Bomb Group (Light) of the U.S. 9th Air Force, based in England. He graduated from the Army Advanced Flying School in Yuma, Arizona in Class 43-H on August 30, 1943, and was subsequently sent overseas to fly the Douglas A-20 Havoc twin-engined attack bomber.
The photos and documents regarding the 410th BG (and the 644th, 645th, 646th, and 647th Bomb Squadrons that made up the 410th Group) are all scans of the originals kept by Capt. Langford in an album for his mother. These photos, some of them restricted Army Air Forces originals, have never before been published or available to scholars and historians. These documents and photographs appear in various sections of our website, available for viewing and download.
Unfortunately, Captain Langford passed away in Fort Worth recently, and he never knew about our Air Corps Group. His album and momentos were obtained posthumously. To Captain Maurice C. Langford, another hero of the Greatest Generation, we say 'Thank you. Your service and your sacrifices are not forgotten.'