485th Bombardment Group

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Adams

Adams crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Van Anagnost, Ball Gunner; Clarence Adams, Pilot; Bernard Reagan, Nose Gunner, and Lemar Sharpe, Engineer/Waist Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  John Sellers, Bombardier and Navigator; Morris Rabinovitz, Co-Pilot; Claude Smith, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; James McGinley,  Top Turret Gunner, and Willie Bates, Tail Gunner.

This is a photo of the Clarence  ("CD") Adams crew, taken prior to the 2/23/45 mission to Bruck, Austria.  John Byrne, the Navigator/Bombardier on the crew, was replaced on this one mission by Sellers.  For the rest of the crew it was their 13th mission, and they decided to take a photo of the crew before the mission.  Their plane was severely damaged by flak and the crew was forced to bail out over Yugoslavia.  They were all picked up by the Partisans and flown back to Italy the same day.  The Ball Gunner (Van Anagnost) and the Bombardier/Navigator (John Sellers) were both injured, but returned to duty.

Ash

Ash crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R: Lloyd A. Shinn, Co-Pilot; Eugene J. Pelletier, Engineer; Walter A. Malecki, Tail Gunner; Harold L. Bierly, Radio Operator.

Back Row, L - R: Stanley J. Ash, Pilot; Daryl L. Grove, Bombardier; Robert B. Brower, Nose Gunner; Donald R. Masters, Ball Gunner; David S. Goodenough; Navigator.

Missing from the photo is Chauncey G. Loyons, Jr, who was killed while flying with Shackleford's crew on January 8, 1945.  The plane crashed shortly after take-off.  The rest of the crew survived the war.

Bacon

Bacon crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Ed Reifer, Bombardier; Howard Peters, Co-Pilot; Burke Hammond, Instructor Pilot, and Malcolm Bacon, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R: Robert Regnier, Navigator; William Herzler, Tail Gunner; Warren Gorman, Waist Gunner; Robert Henrichsen, Ball Gunner; James Cundiff, Flight  Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; Herbert Barber, Waist Gunner, and Robert Baldwin, Nose Gunner.

This crew arrived at Venosa in December 1944.  Regnier was killed on January 20, 1945, flying with another crew, returning from the Linz mission, when the aircraft ditched in the Adriatic.  Reifer was shot down  on April 11, 1945, while flying with Rodreick’s crew, on the Campo di Trens mission to northern Italy.  He survived the war as a POW.

Baytala

Baytala crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

The members of this crew consisted of:  Simon Baytala, Pilot; Leo Keating, Co-Pilot; John McCarthy, Navigator; Frank Hammett, Bombardier; John Koporeck, Flight  Engineer; Frank Fazzary, Radio Operator; Daniel Doyle, Tail Gunner; Art Seidel, Nose Gunner; Richard Wagner, Ball Gunner, and Sgt. ______Peterson, Gunner.  The ones positively identified in the photo are McCarthy, second from left in the back row and Keating, third from the left in the back row.  This early replacement crew arrived in Italy in July 1944.  McCarthy was severely injured in his right arm and eye and was sent home.  Frank Hammett took over both the Bombardier and Navigator responsibilities at that time.

Boling

Boling crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #41

Front Row, L - R:  William  "Buzz" Boling, Pilot; Melvin Taylor, Bombardier; Bill Cummings, Co-Pilot; Earl Harris, Navigator.

Back Row, L - R:  Francis Harpole, Top Turret Gunner; Everett Peterson, Nose Gunner; Bill Devore, Gunner; John Moore, Radio Operator; Warren Lubenow, Gunner, and James Hunter, Flight  Engineer.

This crew’s assigned plane was "Buzz Job", named for their Pilot.  Earl Harris, the Navigator, was killed on the July 20, 1944 mission to Friedrichschafen and several of the crew were wounded.  The 9 survivors from this mission finished their missions and returned safely.  "Buzz Job" completed more than 100 missions.

Bryson

Bryson crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #44

Front Row, L - R:  Floren George, Co-Pilot; Orest Zorena, Navigator; Robert Catlin, Bombardier, and Vern Bryson, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Paul Harris, Flight  Engineer; Hovey Ball, Radio Operator; Albert O’Brien, Gunner; Edmund O’Neil, Gunner; Allen Corbin, Gunner, and William Beggs, Gunner.

This crew’s assigned plane was "Our Baby".  Most of the crew completed 50 missions.  O’Brien was shot down over Munich on July 19, 1944 while flying with Captain Sandall’s crew and survived the war as a POW.

Crabill

Crabill crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  John A. Gumbold, Tail Gunner; Donald A. Kogos, Top Turret Gunner; George A. Montri, Nose Gunner, Robert L. Schotman, Flight  Engineer; Melvin C. Chynoweth, Ball Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Bueford C. Cooper, Co-Pilot; George A. Crabill, Pilot; William E. Deats, Bombardier; Robert G. Magee, Navigator, and William D. Gullickson, Radio Operator.

This crew was a replacement crew and was still at Venosa when the war ended.

Davis

Davis crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

 Front Row, Left to Right :  Albert G. Dupuis, Ball Gunner; Isidore Kozatch, Engineer/Waist Gunner; Tony M. Gallegos, Tail Gunner; Edward Gunn, Radio Operator/Top Turret Gunner; Harold P. Dupuy, Nose Gunner, and Andrew Dougherty, Waist Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Herman G. Davis, Pilot; William C. Baggs, Bombardier; Charles Parker, Co-Pilot, and Jesse Hartley, Navigator.

According to Ed Gunn, this crew was the first replacement crew in the 830th Squadron, arriving in May, 1944.  The entire crew completed 50 missions and left Italy in September, 1944. 

Douthiit

Douthit crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Robert Driscoll, Flight  Engineer; Dan Matthews, Gunner; unknown, James LaRue, Radio Operator; Chester Curtis, Nose Gunner, and Steve Lambrecht, Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Thomas Douthit, Pilot; Garlon Brown, Co-Pilot; Charles McClune, Navigator and unknown Bombardier.

It appears that Clyde Corbitt, Gunner, is not in this photo. This crew arrived in Italy in February 1945.  The entire crew survived the war, but was wounded on the 4/11/45 mission to the Campo di Trens railroad bridge.  Driscoll and Curtis were also wounded during the war.

Famiglietti

Famiglietti crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Rocco Famiglietti, Pilot; Samuel Williams, Co-Pilot; John Strang, Bombardier, and Philip Frleta, Navigator.

Back Row, L - R:  Harold L Enochs Jr, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; Glenn Begley, Flight  Engineer/Waist Gunner; Torsten Sandvik, Tail Gunner; Arthur Netznik,  Top Turret Gunner; James West, Nose Gunner, and Duncan White, Ball Gunner.

Famiglietti’s crew arrived at Venosa in September 1944, having flown a plane overseas from Topeka, Kansas.  One of the crew, Glenn Begley, was wounded on a mission.  The primary planes flown by this crew were "Nudist Kay II" and "Nudist Kay III".  The crew was still at Venosa when the last mission was flown, having completed most of their missions. 

Fedell

Fedell crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Walter Michalke, Navigator; Dick Fedell, Pilot, and Jim Barrett, Co-Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Aaron Schames, Tail Gunner; Robert Greer, Ball Gunner; Gale Prince, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; Charles Branstetter, Flight  Engineer/Waist Gunner and Robert Wheeler, Top Turret Gunner.

Missing from the photo is Peter Mikulak, Nose Gunner.  Mikulak died of injuries sustained from a low-altitude bail-out after the 2/19/45 mission to Pola.  Also missing from the photo is Sam Barrett, Bombardier.  Barrett became a “mickey” operator.  Alvin Eichel  replaced Mikulak as Nose Gunner.  Michalke often flew as a Lead Navigator after his arrival in Italy.  The crew was still in Italy when the war ended. 

Foran

Foran crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Warren Irelan, Ball Gunner; James Parsons, Nose Gunner; Lloyd Brinkman, Tail Gunner; Leroy Daniels, Radio Operator/Panther Operator and Herman Martin, Flight  Engineer.

Back Row, L - R:  Edward Pawlicki, Bombardier; Laverne Foran, Pilot; Earl Schiffmaker, Navigator, and Howard Boxley, Co-Pilot.

This crew arrived in Italy in September 1944.  The entire crew survived the war.  Several of the crew completed their missions.  Martin was wounded in the arm on a Linz mission.  Parsons suffered frostbite on one foot.  When the group disbanded, those on the crew who hadn’t finished their missions were transferred to the 460th Bomb Group.

Gambrill

Gambrill crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Jack Peters, Tail Gunner: David Rowe, Top Turret Gunner: Wesley Giese, Waist Gunner; Calvin Capps, Ball Gunner; George Liebling, Radio Operator and Bloyce Hargrave, Flight  Engineer.

Back Row, L - R:  Merton Bilsky, Bombardier; Edwin Piper, Navigator; John Biles, Co-Pilot and Donald Gambrill, Pilot.

Biles became a 1st Pilot and most of the crew stayed with him.  Gambrill became a Flight  Leader and was shot down and killed on 4/120/45    Biles, Bilsky, Hargrave, Liebling, Capps, Giese and Peters were all killed when their plane went down in the Adriatic returning from the 1/20/45 mission to Linz, Austria.

Garnett

Garnett crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #53

Front Row, L - R:  Robert Plaister, Bombardier; Hugh Garnett, Pilot; Clayton Jackson, Co-Pilot, and Robert McAlpine, Navigator.

Back Row, L - R:  Travis Robinson, Flight  Engineer/Left Waist Gunner; Silas Barnes, Top Turret Gunner; Buford King, Nose Gunner; Anthony Alfieri, Radio Operator/Right Waist Gunner; Arthur Housden, Tail Gunner, and James Blitch, Ball Gunner.

This crew’s assigned plane was "Princess Marie".  The entire crew completed their 50 missions.

Hillyard

Hillyard crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #52

Front Row, L - R:  Joseph Artimez, Navigator; Henry Hillyard, Pilot, and Elmer Holl, Co-Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Edward Graham, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; Leroy Sanders, Top Turret Gunner; Oscar Knight, Flight  Engineer/Waist Gunner; Harold Maxton, Tail Gunner; Lyle Talbot, Nose Gunner, and Robert McCrary, Ball Gunner.

The original Pilot on this crew, John Christenson, was replaced by Hillyard, who had been the Co-Pilot on Tompkins crew.  Maxton was injured on May 11, 1944 while flying with Martin’s crew, when the plane ditched in the Adriatic.  Missing from the photo is Robert Hodge, the Bombardier, who broke his ankle and didn’t finish his missions.  Most of the crew completed 50 missions.

Jackson

Jackson crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Samuel Jackson, Pilot; Richard Bizzozero, Navigator; Harvey Fifield, Bombardier, and Ted Levin, Co-Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Jerry Byers, Radio Operator; Roy Hofsommer, Nose Gunner; George Cook, Tail Gunner; Herbert Kohlhorst, Flight  Engineer; Harvey Hansen, Top Turret Gunner, and George Brilz, Ball Gunner.

This crew completed 35 sorties.  Jackson became a Flight  Commander.

Johnson

Johnson Crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #58

This is Jasper Johnson's crew.  The men in the photo are not identified individually, but are listed as follows:  Jasper Johnson, Pilot; Harry Oberholtzer, Co-Pilot; Chris Sarantis, Navigator; Donald Johnson, Bombardier; Levi Caldwell, Flight  Engineer; Edward Bender, Radio Operator; James Hill, Nose Gunner; Lloyd Reid, Tail Gunner; Vito Sakalauskas,  Top Turret Gunner, and Lowen Zeiner, Ball Gunner.  This crew's assigned plane was "Our Belle".  The crew was shot down over Budapest on July 30, 1944.  Bender, Reid, Richardson and Zeiner were killed and the others survived the war as POWs. 

Jones

Jones crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #42

Front Row, L - R:  David Loomis, Bombardier; Richard Alman, Navigator; Curtis Sloan, Co-Pilot, and Glen Jones, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:   Charles Neer, Top Turret Gunner; James Sharpe, Radio Operator/Left Waist Gunner; Stuart Gansell, Tail Gunner; Clarence "Deacon" Miller, Nose Gunner, Dewey Hill, Right Waist Gunner, and Sam Iaquinto, Ball Gunner.

This crew completed 50 missions.  Their assigned plane was "LIFE", which flew 110 missions. 

Kraft

Kraft crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #55

Front Row, L - R:  Curtis Keelin, Top Turret Gunner; Eldon Wanzer, Nose Gunner; Paul Grubb, Tail Gunner, and George Schuck, Ball Gunner.

Middle Row, L - R:  Earl Genthe, Flight  Engineer/Gunner and Walter Kaiser, Radio Operator.

Back Row, L - R:  Robert Pinkney, Co-Pilot; Richard Kraft, Pilot; Frank Rogers, Bombardier, and Alvin Fink, Navigator.

Kenneth Ferguson also may have flown as the Co-Pilot with this crew.  (Ferguson shows as deceased in archives.) Most of this crew completed their missions in September 1944.

Larkin

Larkin crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Robert N. Larkin, Pilot; Barryon L. Turner, Co-Pilot; Joseph Perry, Bombardier, and John R. Sellers, Navigator.

Back Row, L - R:  George Yelland, Engineer; Joseph Bengivengo, Gunner; Treat (Homer) Andrew, Gunner; George McCall, Gunner; Robert B. O’Malley, Gunner, and W.H. Jackson, Radio Operator.

The above photo was taken in November of 1944 at March Air Force Base.  Lt. Larkin’s crew arrived at Venosa in December, 1944.  Nine members of the crew were killed in late March or early April, 1945, when their plane crashed near Mt. Vulture shortly after take-off.  One crew member, John Sellers, was switched to another crew during briefing that day and survived the war.  Sellers also bailed out over Zara, Yugoslavia while flying with Lt. Clarence Adams’ crew on 2/23/45, was rescued by the Partisans, and returned to duty. 

Lenfest

Lenfest crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #49

Front Row, L - R:  Eugene Lenfest, Pilot; Robert Potts, Navigator; Thaddeus Mirowski, Bombardier, and Edgar Tilton, Co-Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Richard Wesley, Ball Gunner; Melvin Willis, Tail Gunner; Henry Rowinski, Radio Operator; Carroll Eichner, Gunner; William Goree, Flight  Engineer/Gunner, and Charles Lawhorn, Gunner.

This crew completed their 50 missions.  Their assigned plane was "PICK-UP".

Manuel

Manuel crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Rolland Roller, Flight  Engineer; original Navigator (name unknown) who was left in Gander, Newfoundland; Ray Haden, Tail Gunner, and George Manuel, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Original Bombardier (name unknown) who came overseas with the crew; Jack Brennan, Ball Gunner; George Raidel, Gunner; Rupert Hazen, Nose Gunner, and Frank Lovejoy, Co-Pilot.

Missing from this photo is Monte White, Waist Gunner.  Most of this replacement crew was shot down by flak on the March 26, 1945 mission to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.  Richard LeBaron was flying as Navigator that day and was killed.  Brennan, Haden, Hazen, Lovejoy, Manuel, Raidel and Roller became POWs.  White was replaced on this mission by Chester Konkolewski, who also became a POW.   Monte White was shot down on the last mission of the war to Linz, Austria, on April 25, 1945, while flying with Cathey’s crew.  White received the Silver Star for extinguishing a fire that engulfed the cockpit.  He was interned by the Russians.

Martin

Martin crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #51

The locations of the crew members in this photo are not known, but the following men were on this crew:  Clifford Martin, Pilot; John Cranford, Co-Pilot; William Lee, Navigator; Thomas Connolly, Bombardier; Robert McCloskey, Flight  Engineer; Hughland Hymer, Radio Operator; Marshall Knight, Gunner; Mariano Longo, Ball Gunner; Joseph Hughes, Gunner, and Clarence Munger, Gunner.  McCloskey didn't go overseas with the crew.  Hymer was killed on 5/12/44 when his plane ditched in the Bay of Naples, returning from a mission.  Hymer is believed to be the first combat loss in the 485th, due to aerial combat.  Connolly, Cranford, Lee, Martin, and Munger were also injured in the ditching. 

Massicotte

Massicotte crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Ralph Fellows, Navigator; Donald Homan, Bombardier; Ray Scull, Co-Pilot and Joseph Massicotte, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Robert Sheffield, Ball Gunner; Edwin Koch, Radio Operator; John Toggweiler, Gunner; Victor Jevsevar, Nose Gunner; Leroy Barrinbau, Flight  Engineer and Leonard Tickle, Tail Gunner.

This replacement crew arrived overseas in January 1945 and had completed approximately 12 missions when the war ended. 

Muse

Muse crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Ted Lipinski, Engineer/Waist Gunner; George Granger, Ball Gunner; Bob Chapman, Radio Operator; Howard Walker, Top Turret Gunner; Casmir Kosik, Tail Gunner, and Francis Fabian, Nose Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Lloyd Rich, Navigator; Cliff Studaker, Co-Pilot; Kindred “Ken” Muse, Pilot, and John Veal, Bombardier.

This crew was one of the first replacement crews in the 830th Squadron, arriving in June 1944.  John Veal died of serious injuries on August 28, 1944, after returning from a mission.  He was flying with another crew that day.  Studaker and Chapman were wounded on other missions, but they and the rest of the crew completed their missions.

Newton

Newton crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Charles Dyke, Engineer; Chester Konkolewski, Radio Operator; Ray Liebold, Ball Gunner; Leon Wilkins, Gunner; John Chamberlin, Nose Gunner; Aldo Grandoni, Tail Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Francis L. Newton, Pilot; Everett D. Banker, Co-Pilot; William McColly, Navigator, and Lt. Osborne, Bombardier.  (Osborne didn’t go overseas with the crew.)

Chester Konkolewski from this crew was shot down by flak while flying with another crew on 3/26/45.  He became a POW.  On the 485th’s last mission of the war, 4/25/45, several members of this crew were shot down by flak, while flying with Lt. Cathey.  Those shot down that day were Banker, Dyke, Liebold, Wilkins, Chamberlin, and Grandoni.  They managed to land their damaged aircraft at a German airfield, which had just been taken over by the advancing Russians.  The Russians took them back to the Ukraine.  At the end of May they were repatriated and returned by boat to Naples.

Porter

Porter crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Charles Porter, Pilot; Joe Ward, Co-Pilot; Ernest Alden Jr., Navigator, and unknown experienced Co-Pilot from another crew.

Back Row, Left to Right:  Frank Najuch, Flight  Engineer;  Vern Laver, Gunner: Leo McLaughlin, Gunner; James Carroll, Radio Operator;  Paul Walsh,  Gunner,  and Eugene Lester, Gunner.

Missing from the photo is Howard Sanborn, Bombardier.  This crew flew a radar-equipped plane to Italy in July of 1944.  Lester was killed on January 8, 1945, shortly after take-off, flying with Shackleford’s crew.  Alden was temporarily transferred to the 465th BG for advanced PFF (radar) training and was killed while flying with that group on a mission to Vienna (Helingenstadt Marshaling yards) on March 22, 1945.

Priskorn

Priskorn crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

The individual crew members aren't identified in the photo, but here are the crew members:  Neal Priskorn, Pilot; Samuel Pearson, Co-Pilot; Richard Woodrum, Navigator; Robert Baker, Bombardier; John Furbee, Gunner; Kenneth Haines, Gunner; Carl Kittelson, Gunner; George Roberts, Gunner; Sterlin Tavel, Gunner and Patrick Welch, Gunner.  This crew arrived in Italy in December 1944.

Rasco

Rasco crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Bloyce Jordan, Waist Gunner; Ray Buster, Nose Gunner; Ernie Birch, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; Ed Kelly, Right Waist Gunner; Harold Kempffer, Ball Gunner, and Ray Lonergan, Tail Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Arthur W. Rasco, Pilot; Robert Walcotte, Co-Pilot; Joseph Stewart, Bombardier, and Max Childers, Navigator.

The Rasco crew arrived at Venosa in August 1944.  The plane in the photo, which they named in the U.S. before flying it overseas, was taken from them and assigned to another bomb group, in a different wing.  The photo was taken in Topeka, before the flight  overseas.  On the crew’s 3rd mission, 9/10/44, a mission to Vienna, they were damaged heavily by flak.  The plane they were flying was "50 Missions From Broadway". The entire crew bailed out over Yugoslavia, were found by the Partisans, and all returned to Italy.  Birch received a serious injury in the bail-out and was returned to the U.S.  Rasco broke his leg.  Kenneth Blank replaced Birch as the Engineer on the crew.  Rasco returned to the U.S. in February, 1945.  Most of the rest of the crew were still in Italy at war’s end.  Walcotte finished his 35 sorties on the 485th’s final mission on 4/25/45.  At that time Harold Kempffer had 50 missions (33 sorties). 

Richens

Richins crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #57

The men in the back row are identified as Gil Biggs, Navigator; Larry Richins, Pilot; Joe Morgan, Co-Pilot and Chuck Heringer, Bombardier.  Dawsie Cline, Flight  Engineer, is far left in the front row. The other men on the crew, not identified in this photo are Thomas Burris, Radio Operator; Harry Long, Gunner, Herbert Pierdolla, Gunner, and George Zimmerman, Gunner.  The 10th member of the crew is unknown.  This crew's assigned plane was "Outcast".  The crew finished their missions in late August 1944. 

Rippinger

Rippinger crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Joseph Rippinger, Pilot; Clifford Rachford, Co-Pilot; William Patterson, Navigator, and Gordon Winter, Bombardier.

Back Row, L - R:  John Rust, Nose Gunner; Edward Tassara, Radio Operator; Loren Ward, Top Turret Gunner; Richard Varga, Flight  Engineer; Curtis Withins Jr, Ball Gunner, and Edward Massey, Tail Gunner.

This crew arrived in Italy on January 4, 1945.  After one mission they made a forced landing at Vis, but the entire crew survived the war. 

Salter

Salter crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #59

Front Row, L - R:  Howard O'Neill, Navigator; Pasquale Russo, Bombardier; Robert Shoobridge, Co-Pilot and Walter Salter, Pilot.

Back Row, L - R:  Norman Garner, Flight  Engineer; Ronnie Wheeler, Ball Gunner; Phil Tomabene, Tail Gunner; Walter O'Reilly, Nose Gunner; Frank Gruetner, Top Turret Gunner and Louis Waldor, Radio Operator.

This crew completed their missions.  Shoobridge died accidentally after returning home.

Schill

Shackleford crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

Front Row, L - R:  Tom Ryan, Radio Operator; Lester Poulich, Nose Gunner; Clarence Hilyard, Ball Gunner; Harley Grill, Flight  Engineer; Walter Schotman, Top Turret Gunner and Charles Frame, Tail Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Thomas Braud, Bombardier; Burton Gibson, Navigator; Charles Shackleford, Pilot and William Dickerson, Co-Pilot.

Frame, Grill,  and Ryan were killed when they were flying with Shackleford on January 8, 1945 when their plane crashed shortly after take-off.  Gibson, Dickerson Braud, Shackleford and Poulich bailed out and survived.  The crew arrived in Italy in September 1944.  Several of the survivors were still there in April 1945 

Shackleford

Schill crew - 830th Squadron - Replacement crew

The individual positions of the crew in this photo have not been determined, but the crew is listed as follows:  Arthur Cook, Co-Pilot; John Frost, Bombardier; Robert Gaffney, Gunner; Maurice Hellman, Radio Operator; Michael Pasalakis, Tail Gunner; Stephen Paynic, Nose Gunner; William Pehlke, Waist Gunner; Frank Sandoval, Flight  Engineer; John Schill, Pilot; Clyde Snyder, Ball Gunner, and Philip White, Navigator.  Gaffney and Hellman were killed while flying with Gambrill on the April 10, 1945 mission to the front lines.

Tolsma

Tolsma crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #54

Front Row, L - R:  George Tolsma, Pilot; Lawrence McGoldrick, Bombardier; Edward Tuohy, Co-Pilot, and Chester Davis, Navigator.

Back Row, L - R:  Edward Bru, Flight  Engineer/Gunner; Norman Woods, Gunner; Alfred Logan, Gunner; Elliott Atherton, Gunner; Wilbur Warner, Gunner, and Julian Kokenge, Radio Operator.

It is believed that this entire crew completed 50 missions.  John Veal, the Bombardier from Ken Muse’s crew, was killed while flying with this crew on the August 28, 1944 mission to the Szony Oil Refinery in Hungary.  Ed Tuohy became a P-38 Pilot after finishing his missions and was killed on November 17, 1944, flying with the 154th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.  The crew's assigned plane was "MIZ-PAH".

Tompkins

Tompkins crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #46

Front Row, L - R:  Leroy Hanson, Navigator; George Tompkins, Pilot, and Gale Rowland, Bombardier.

Back Row, L - R:  David Millican, Ball Gunner; Charles Fournier, Tail Gunner; Dale Shoemaker, Flight  Engineer/Waist Gunner; Emil Black, Nose Gunner; Clifford Vandenbush, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner, and James Dart, Top Turret Gunner.

Missing from the photo is Henry Hillyard, the original Co-Pilot, who became the First Pilot of crew # 52. It is believed that this crew completed 50 missions.

Tunstall

Tunstall crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #45

Front Row, L - R:  Francis Tunstall, Pilot; Joseph Richmond, Bombardier; Paul Rofield, Navigator, and possibly Joseph Richmond, Bombardier.

Back Row, L - R:  George Dyer, Waist Gunner; unknown; William Oliver, Radio Operator; Billy Cottingham, Nose Gunner; Clifford McCune, Gunner and Robert Towne, Tail Gunner.

Cottingham was wounded on the 5/29/44 mission to Valmontone, but recovered and finished his missions.  Liddicoat was flying with Jake Disston's crew on the 6/26/44 mission to Vienna when the crew went down over Yugoslavia.  Liddicoat evaded capture with most of the crew and returned to Venosa.  At some point Richard Wesley joined the crew and finished his 50 missions with the crew. 

Tuttle

Tuttle crew - 830th Squadron - Original crew #56

Front Row, L - R:  Frank Brockel, Top Turret Gunner; Don Landrum, Flight  Engineer/Gunner; Clifford Brown, Ball Gunner; Hershel Hasenfuss, Tail Gunner; Garnis Martin, Radio Operator, and Leon Hoadley, Nose Gunner.

Back Row, L - R:  Edwin Tuttle, Pilot; Lawrence McGilvary, Co-Pilot; Frank Gallagher, Navigator, and Oscar Rutstein, Bombardier.

This crew’s assigned plane was "BIG STOOP".  The crew bailed out of their disabled plane over Yugoslavia while returning from a Vienna mission on August 22, 1944.  They evaded capture and returned safely to Venosa.