461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

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CO Photo Album

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I recently came across a photo album maintained by the 461st Commanding Officer, Col. Frederic E. Glantzberg.  I thought everyone would be interested in seeing what Col. G had as keepsakes from the 461st days.  I recognize some of the pictures, but some of them need a little explanation.  If you recognize a picture and can supply a caption, please let me know.  You can click on each picture to get a larger view.

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Capt. Edwin T. Goree

764th Bomb Squadron Commanding Officer

Wallace crew #11

Enhanced by Gerry Kersey

Crew #11

Standing L-R: Lt. William C. Wallace (P); Lt. Sam Minesberg (CP); FO Oliver N. Auer (N); Lt. George A. Beedle (B); S/Sgt. Alfred H. Allen (E)

Kneeling L-R: Sgt. Joseph R. Baca (AR); Sgt. Harry Chabin; S/Sgt. Antony M. Catalano (R); Sgt. Robert E. Hogan; S/Sgt. Edward E. Cussen

Mitchell crew #12

Enhanced by Gerry Kersey

Crew #12

Rear: Roeben, Walter J. (B); Mitchell, Grover P. (P); Johnson, James R. (CP); Trout ,Jasper D. (TG); Roth, Jerome R. (N)

Front: Harrell, L. Curtis (WG), Nobile, Joseph (BG) [KIA]; Jennings, William E. (RO/G); DeGraaff, John L. (NG); Louis, Charles (E)

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Crew #13

Standing: Sayre, Robert M. (P); Burnette, Floyd W. (CP); Kucera, Joseph T. (N); Mocha, William J. (B)

Kneeling: Ferguson, James O. (E/TT); Yuhasz, Louis J. (NG); Kohn, Robert E. (RO); Steier, Mathew J. (WG); Mendonsa, Albert M. (BG); Best, George S. (TG)

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Crew #3

Standing L-R: Lt. James O. Bean (P); Lt. Howard Stillman (CP); Unknown; Lt. William L. Neiman (N); Lt. George B. Cran (B)

Kneeling L-R: Sgt. Elvis E. Howerton (NG); SSgt. George H. Hodgson (E/TTG); (photo says Howard); Sgt. Edger L. Keim (TG); Sgt. Keith S. Dillmon (BTG); Sgt. Michael Kwoka (WG); Sgt. John T. Deacon (RO/WG)

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Crew #15

Standing L-R: Wilson, John F. 'Big John' (P); Nelle, Vernon C. 'VC' (B); Hoffman, Robert L. 'Little Bob' (CP) [KIA]; Brown, Robert S. (N) [W/M]; Perry, Paul M. (E/TT)

Kneeling L-R: Schildt, Rich W. (WG); Bella, Paul J. (A/BG); Duckworth, E. Ray (RO/WG), Miszewski, Stanley 'Stan' (TG); Moore, Winfrey (E/NG)

Crew #14

Crew #14

Standing L-R: S/Sgt. Richard A. Howenstine; Lt. Milton Grossberg; Lt. Robert W. White; Lt. Harold Q. Danford; Lt. James W. Benton Jr.

Kneeling L-R: Pvt Patrick J. Donahue; Sgt. Charles E. Chambers; Sgt. Norman R. Meredith; Sgt. Martin Bruehl; Sgt. Norbert N. Gnoit

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Crew #17

Standing R-L: Ryder, George N., Jr (P); Kretschmar, Wayne A. (CP); Isbell, Billy K. (N); Duval, Easton W. Jr. (B); McIntire, Robert D. (RWG)

Kneeling R-L: Armstrong, Bud W. (BTG); Doane, Charles F. (TTG); Williams, James H. (NTG); Bryson, Julius J. (TG); Bourgeois, Raymond H. (LWG)

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Crew #16

Standing L-R: Lt Kay B. Steele (P); Lt Jack R. Severns (B); Sgt C.A. Humphress (RO/WG); Lt Ralph M. McKinney (CO); Lt Charles M. Smith, Jr. (N)

Kneeling L-R: Sgt John F. Reynolds (E/TTG); Sgt Edward Prest (NTG); Sgt Even G. Medellin (BTG); Sgt Stanley A. Kosierowski (TG); Sgt Richard G. Lyke (WG)

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Crew #7

Standing L-R: Delameter, Lyman M. (B); Britton, Roy S.; Pusso, William J.; Rhodes, Verline A. (N); Veiluva, Edward F. (P)

Kneeling L-R: Zimmerman, Edward W.; Baldauf, Henry L.; McAfee, Charles A.; Thomas, Bruce H.; Kursawe, Hans J.

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Crew #8

Standing L-R: Burton George A. (P); Fowler, Garvis O. (N); Egger, Roger D. (B); Veno, Vincent W. (CP)

Kneeling L-R: Hassel, Luther C. (WG?); Brate, Benjamin H. (RO/WG?); Canino, Ralph R. (BG); Kingsley, Billy J. (WG?); Whitman, Robert L. (E/TT); Shipman, Floyd D. (TG)

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Crew #9

Standing L-R: Kincaid, Frank N.; Hoffman, Joseph P. 'Joe'; Elzeer, Norman L. 'Norm' ; Weber, Raymond J. 'Ray' ; Martin, John P. [KLOD]

Kneeling L-R: Pfister, Karl A. 'Karl' (N); Lt. Stevens? (Stillman, Howard R.?); Robert Hefling (P); Wellborn (B); Robert L. 'Bob'; Chappell, Frank J.

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Crew #10

Standing L-R: Wastman, Vernon L. (P); O'Bannon, Jr., Frank C. (CP); Galloway, Walter J. (N); Doshan, Michael (B); Johnson, Donald C. (E/G)

Kneeling L-R: Tibbets, Frank D. (RO/G); Donald Charland G. (TG); Arndt, Robert (TG); Rhode, Wilmer A. (BTG); McKinstry, Clyde A. (NG)

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Crew #1

Clyde A. Stevens (P)

Richard E. Freeman (CP)

Armante R. D’Amante (B)

Stanley C. Vorpe (N)

Frank E. Laketos (E)

Leroy C. Crutchfield (WG)

Charles W. Hamm (TTG)

Gerald R. McDonald (BTG)

Hadley Holcomb (WG)

Daniel B. Dobiesz (TG)

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Crew #2

Standing L-R: Sgt. Frank N. Lamartina (E); Lt. Joseph J. Strumski (B); Lt. William Maxfield (N); Lt. Ralph L. Merrow (CP); Lt. Harold Blanchard (P)

Squatting Rear L-R: Sgt. Ansel B. McNaight (RO); Sgt. Robert L. Jankovsky (TG); Sgt. Kenneth K. Kendle (NG); Sgt. Andrew D. Franklin (BTG); Sgt. Yancey L .Fulcher, Jr. (TTG)

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Crew #5

Standing L-R: Parisi, Vito J. (RO); Hartwell, Euwell O. (E), Gonzales, Roque (B), Fuller, Keith L. (P), Durand, Richard L. (NG)

Kneeling L-R: Hanson, Elmer L. (TG), Hebert, Ira W. (AE), Parker, Kenneth L. (?G), Daly, Thomas E. Jr. (N), Lucas, Mac L. (CP)

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Crew #6

Standing L-R: Lt. Robert A. Weir (P); Lt. Arthur D. Carter (roster has him in crew 4); Lt. Joseph F. Meyer (B); Lt. Henry P. Courcier

Kneeling L-R: SSgt. Richard E. Nostrand (E/WG); Sgt. Charles T. Harris (NTG); Sgt. Robert E. Guindon; Sgt. William E. Nelson (TTG); Sgt. Albert Ray; Sgt. Orville G. Short

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Crew #18

Standing L-R: Luke, Jesse J. Jr. (E/WG); Trenner, Edgar M. (P); Paradise, William (CP); Markavitch, Alfred P. 'Chappy' (N);Smith, John J. (B)

Kneeling L-R: Weber, Manuel 'Mannie' (RO/WG); Affinito, James (NG); Montalto, James J. (AE/G); B. Busby (G); Sinclair, A. D. (G)

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Lt. William C. Wallace (P)

Lt. Henry S. Towne (CP)

Lt. George A. Beedle (B)

FO Oliver N. Auer (N)

S/Sgt. Alfred H. Allen (E)

Sgt. Joseph R. Baca (AR)

S/Sgt. Antony M. Catalano (R)

S/Sgt. Edward E. Cussen

Sgt. Harry Chabin

Sgt. Robert E. Hogan