451st Bombardment Group (H) 15th Air Force

 Personnel Photo Gallery

Beane, Captain James B.    Burns, Dean E.    Cotton, Lt. Willard      Beane, James           Burns, Dean            Cotton, Willard

Curtin, James  Dennison, William Jr.    Eaton, Colonel Robert E.L.    Curtin, James      Dennison, William       Eaton, Robert

Evans, Captain Clayton E.    Hilde, 2nd Lt. Albin Bud    Jones, Major Donald T.    Evans, Clayton            Hilde, Albin              Jones, Donald

Knapp, Lt. Colonel James B.    Leek, George R.    Lydecker, John Kent    Knapp, James            Leek, George              Lydecker, John

McKelvey, Cornelius    Moreau, S/Sgt. Dick L.    Osofsky, Meyer McKelvey, Cornelius     Moreau, Dick           Osofsky, Meyer

Quillen, Captain Monroe C.    Rogal, Lt. Theodore    Sanchez, Milo   Quillen, Monroe        Rogal, Theodore          Sanchez, Milo

Stoutsenberger, Leo S.    Tedesco, 1st Lt. Frank    Tudor, Captain George E. Stoutsenberger, Leo   Tedesco, Frank          Tudor, George

Watts, Carlton    Wissert, William    ?       Watts, Carlton         Wissart, William           451st patch

Crews Photo Gallery

L-R: Lt. Robert B. N. Peck; Lt. Frederick W. Hughes; Lt. Wm. N. Dwyer; Lt. Herbert F. Marco; Lt. Howard A. Leeser; Maj. Leonard J. Rohrs; Lt. Danial J. Coffey; Maj. Donald T. Jones; Mr. Edward Reich; Col. Robert E. L. Eaton; Lt. Howard D. Steinwinter; Capt. Linnon R. Blackmon; Lt. Luther W. Bradley; Capt. Clyde L. Wagner; Lt. Ralph A. Byers; Capt. Wm. H. McManus; Lt. Wm. McNeil

PiombinoCrews at briefing on Piombino mission

 

100th Mission Crew

100th Mission Crew on August 10, 1944

Standing L-R: Lt. Kacena; Lt. Taussig; Maj. Byer; Maj. Hughes; Capt. Tuney; Col. Eaton

Squatting L-R: T/Sgt. Kornegay; T/Sgt. Petrovic; T/Sgt. Rhoads; T/Sgt. Dieter; S/Sgt. Westerburg

Crew of Extra Joker

Extra Joker's Crew

Standing L-R: Ray Fisher, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; Bob Donavan, Bombadier; Gus Meissner, Co-Pilot; George Tudor, Pilot; Nate Firestone, Navigator

 Squatting L-R: Lin Miller, Flight Engineer/Waist Gunner; Dick Moreau, Nose Turret Gunner; Orville Richey, Tail Gunner; Ted Gosinski, Top Turret Gunner; Harold Graham, Ball Turret Gunner

Extra Joker Crew 2

L-R: Noonan, Bernard Suhl, M/Sgt. Frank Clark, Crew Chief, Extra Joker

 

 Extra Joker Crew 3

Standing L-R: Ray Fisher, Radio Operator/Waist Gunner; Gus Meissner, Co-Pilot; George Tudor, Pilot; Ted Gosinski, Top Turret Gunner

 Squatting L-R: Harold Graham, Ball Turret Gunner; Orville Richey, Tail Gunner

Crew 89 Win Jones

Crew 89

Front L-R: Bernard L. Waltd, Tail Gunner; Paul V. “Andy” Anderson, Ball Turret Gunner; Winson “Big” Jones, Top Turret Gunner; James E. Burns, Radio/Waist Gunner; Jack “Little” Jones, Nose Turret Gunner; Ernest W. Atkins, Engineer/Waist Gunner

Back L-R: Lt. Kett, Navigator; Samuel L. Dickey, Bombardier; Peter K. Dufault, Co-Pilot; Gerald D. Hopkins, Pilot

727th Ordinance Section

727th Squadron Ordinance Section

Picture taken at Castellucio Air Field

1st Row L-R: Unknown officer (not in our section), Lt. Robert O'Brien, Ed Morosi, Lavern Groves, Les Bear, Hugh Ward.

2nd Row L-R: Edwin Breen, Lou Jeaudoin, William Reese, Jack Odgers, Vince Kelly, Art Parker, Abe Stolzenberg, Bob Furgason (transferred to flight crew - shot down).

3rd Row L-R: Joe Urban, Andy Drnjevich, Charlie Pyles, Nate Trokie.

4th Row L-R: Ken Bright, Jewell Housewright, Dom. Colantonio, Bill Dean, Fred Grimm, Tony Defino, Pete Cardone, Joe Wojciechowski, Tom Gallagher, John Gundrum, John Henthorn

 

Photographers & Lab Techs

Photographers & Lab Techs

1st Row L-R: Unknown, Werberg, Wagner, Dwyer, Ennis, Obier, Pachter, Barton.

2nd Row L-R: Necroth, Prado, White, Woodman, Plessner, Trask, Stoutsenberg.

3rd Row L-R: Humphries, Mather, Lynch, Unknown, Hotchskiss, Rogers, Tribbett, Mass, Unknown.

Ken Whiting and crew

Lt. Ken Whiting and crew.  Most pictured above were lost in battle on August 23, 1944.  See "Saga of the Extra Joker" for more info in the Stories section. "The Ole Boy" is Elmer J. Anderson.

Extra Joker Memorial Plaque

 

Dennis Adams

Dennis Adams Names

Don W. Robinson and crew

Ray Beatty Crew

Ray Beatty Crew

1. Ray M Beatty (Pilot) K.C. MO, 2. Richard McLean (Nose Gunner)  Norfolk, VA, 3. George Pappas (Martin), Long Island, NY, 4. Merle Dupee  (Bail Turret), Detroit, MI, 5. Thomas E. Fisher (Engineer),  Pecos, TX, 6. Leonard H. Erickson (Tail Gunner), Eau Claire, WI, 7. Winston Humphrey (Co-Pilot), Louisville, KY, 8. John Buck (Navigator), Baltimore, MD, 9. Wayland W. Gray (Radio Operator), Indianapolis, IN

Lt Beaucond & Crew

Lt. Maurice Beaucond and crew

Crew of "Big Boober Girl"

Crew of "Big Boober Girl"

Standing: Lt. Keith Schutt-Navigator, Lt. Charles E. Cook-Bombadier, Lt. Dawson K. Hargrove-Co Pilot, Lt. Roger G. Sprowls-Pilot

Kneeling: Sgt. Hugh Holcomb-L Waist Gunner, Sgt. Carl Adams-Tail Gunner, T/Sgt. Archie Piirainen-Eng. & Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt. Robert Hensley-Radio Operator & Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Erwin Bokelman, S/Sgt. Clarence Wheeler-Ball Turret Gunner

Lt. Milliren and Crew

Lt. Milliren and Crew2

Lt. Ed Milliren and Crew

Crew of "Merry Barbara"

Crew of "Merry Barbara 2"

Crew of "Merry Barbara"

Thanksgiving 1944

Thanksgiving Dinner 1944

Christmas 1944

Christmas Program 1944

Herb Guiness and crew

Captain Herb Guiness and crew

Ten Aces & a Queen

Partial Crew of "Ten Aces & a Queen"

Standing: Lt. William C. Billy Buchanan (far right)

Kneeling: Sgt. Andrew Carr (2nd from left)

Others: Thomas Brun, Theodore Rhody, Wilbert Sunman, Michael Kupco, Earl Geisel, Rocco Changelo

 

Crew of Cravin Raven 

Crew of Cravin Raven

Top Row, Left to Right: Frank “Pop” Glasser (Waist Gunner), James Mcknight (Crew Chief & Top Turret Gunner), Garrold E. (Gary) Wheeler (Co-pilot), Charles V. Williams (Bottom Ball Turret), Sidney B. Pinney (Tail Turret Gunner), John D. Haldane (Bombardier)

Second Row, Left to Right: Mario Rodriguez (Waist Gunner), Lloyd L. Sprockett (Nose Turret Gunner), Charles R. Ramsey (Waist Gunner and Navigator), Terrell “Pep” Prewitt (Command Pilot)

 

Anderson, Elmer Beane, James Burns, Dean Cotton, Willard
Anderson, Elmer Anderson, Elmer  Anderson, Elmer