461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

764th Crews 765th Crews 766th Crews 767th Crews

 Alexander - #11-2  Arnholt - #155  Baird - #3-1  Baker - #84-0  Batenic - #3-3  Bean - #3  Beson - #86R  Blanchard - #2  Bloxom - #4887  Bock - #10-1  Boozer - #17-1  Britton - #2  Brown - #18R  Brown - #  Burton - #8  Cain - #19-0  Carlisle - #5-  Clay - #88R  Crumbo - #151  Dughi - #6-1  Emmert - #5628  Freeman - #1  Fuller - #05  Garrett - #16-2 (152)  Gilbert - #2R-2  Gilley - #4/16  Hefling - #09  Herrin - #17-1  Inskeep - #85R  Johnson - #4/7  Kollenborn - #4  Kursel - #6-1  Lalewicz - #85  Lightbody - #97R  Lively - #18/99  Longino - #116  Lucas - #5  McGoey - #8R  Miller - #1-1  Mitchell - #12  Nahkunst - #13-2  Oliver - #15-1  Olson - #4/16-6  Parsonson - #14-3  Petty - #1/6  Powell - #4-2  Rathfelder - #16-3  Rosenberg - #4887  Ross - #115R  Russell - #19-0  Rutter - #7/3  Ryder - #17  Sargent - #98R  Saur - #17-2  Sayre - #13  Schultz - #3-1  Skalomenos - #136  Sklansky - #9-1  Smith - #3-2  Souther - #12-1  Spehalski - #87R-2  Spencer - #5-1  Steele - #16  Stephens - #14  Stevens - #1  Stevens - #4-3  Stitch - #4983  Taylor - #10/31  Tetzlaff - #129  Tiffany - #2-1  Toothman - #13-3  Trenner - #18  Turner - #14-2  Underwood - #7-1  Veiluva - #07  Vilesis - #100R  Wallace - #11  Wastman - #10  Weber - #19-2  Weir - #06  Wilson - #15  Wyllie - #11-1  Young - #15

764th Squadron Crews

At the 1999 reunion it was proposed that we attempt to locate, duplicate, and archive all the crew photos from the 461st Bomb Group.  The project is rolling along nicely now, but there are a lot of photos without identifying captions, so if you can supply information please E-mail me.  Read more about this effort. We are working on a way to include the ground personnel in a similar project, so please sound off on your ideas for that.

The archive now swells with pictures of over 135 crews.  Still, we are less than half-way to our goal of archiving the photos of the 300+ crews that served with the 461st Bomb Group during WWII.  92 of the photos were already in the Archive, and many have been contributed since the request went into the December 1999 Liberaider.

If we do not yet have your crew picture posted in this section we hope it will further encourage you to send one in.  We also encourage you to write a crew history to accompany your picture.  We have restructured the crew index to make it easier to follow, and to allow you to see both what we have and what we are missing.

Thank you for the enthusiastic response to this project, and we beg your patience as we catch up on the backlog of work.

Send a duplicate (not a Xerox) of your crew photo - with identifying captions - to:

461st Bomb Group Crew Photo Project

Attn: Hughes Glantzberg

P.O. Box 926

Gunnison, CO  81230

Include a Self Addressed Stamped Photo Mailer if you wish to have your photo returned.  We would, naturally, like to have a hardcopy on file for the archive, but we will cheerfully return any photo you would like to have back.

You can also E-Mail a scanned photo to this address : Webmaster
E-Mail for instructions, and to find out how large the image should be.

When submitting crew photos to the archive, please try to include the following information:

Any Crew Numbers You Remember Being Used: In some cases there may be more than one.

Specific Crew Positions: Because MOS numbers do not indicate gunner positions, please be as specific as noting even RIGHT and LEFT Waist when possible.

Nicknames: In most cases, we can pull full names and spelling from the database, so let us know what nicknames were earned within your crew.

Crew Training Information: Please supply us with your Training Crew Number and the Stateside base at which your crew was assembled.

Crew History Or Anecdotes: Give us the story of your crew and how you worked together in the air and on the ground.

Individual Aircraft With Which Your Crew Was Associated: After the loss of the original batch of H-Models, aircraft were not as closely associated with particular crews. However, if your crew became quite familiar with an individual ship let's get that into the record.

USA lineMany of the crew photos posted do not yet have their captions added. Being a 4 finger typist (working on 5!), I wouldn't object one bit to having you drop a caption into an E-Mail so I could just copy and paste the text into place. Remember to put a crew position with each name if possible, and if you can be specific about the side each waist gunner manned, it will aid us greatly.

Crews Alphabetically By Pilot Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The notation 'ZI' in the crew number slot indicates that a crew was assigned only for processing to the US at the end of the war.

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A

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Alexander, Clair B. Jr. 764 10/02/44 11-2 2 Photos
Arnholt, Robert C. 764 03/13/45 155 Photo

B

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Baird, William 764   3-1 Crewmembers
Baker, Jack R. 764 04/11/44 84-0 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Batenic, Julius M. 764 03/08/45 3-3 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Bean, James O. 764 10/18/43 3 2 Photos
Bell, Frank W., Jr. 764 ?? ?? ?? 16-2 Crewmembers
Beson, Herbert J. 764 04/03/45 86R Crewmembers
Blanchard, Harold C. 764 10/18/43 2 5 Photos - Needs positions - story
Bloxom, Clarence W. 764 07/27/44 4887 Photo
Bock, Robert K. 764 09/16/44 10-1 Crewmembers
Boozer, John W., Jr. 764 07/25/44 17-1 Photo
Britton, Lynn 764 10/18/43 2 4 Photos
Brown, Frank M., Jr. 764 12/19/44 18R Crewmembers
Brown, Lester J 764   Photo - Needs crew info.
Burnette, Floyd W. 764 04/11/44 13 Crewmembers
Burton, George A. 764 10/18/43 8 Photo - Needs some crew pos.

C

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Cain, James H. 764 ??/??/?? 19-0 Photo
Carlisle, Jessie C. 764 12/02/44 5-- Crewmembers
Clay, Neal Jr. 764 11/29/44 88R Crewmembers
Crumbo, Chester W. 764 12/02/44 151 Photo

D

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Dughi, Roger D. 764 6-1 Crewmembers

E

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Emmert, Lloyd D. 764 08/22/44 5628 Photo

F

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Farris, Robert C. 764 05/07/45 ZI

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Freeman, Richard E. 764 10/18/43 1 2 Photos - Needs ID
Fuller, Keith L. 764 10/18/43 5 Photo - Needs gun pos.

G

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Garrett, William G. 764 9/14/44 16-2 (16R?) (157) Photo - Needs gun pos.
Gilbert, Gordon E. 764 03/05/45 2R-2 Crewmembers
Gilley, Allen L. Jr. 764 03/16/45 4/16 Crewmembers

H

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Hefling, Robert J. 764 10/18/43 9 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Herrin, Douglas A. 764 07/25/44 17-1 Photo/Story

I

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Inskeep, Warren E. 764 04/03/45 85R Photo - Needs ID
Irwin, James D. 764 05/07/45 ZI

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J

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Johnson, Luverne S. 764 03/03/45 4/7 Crewmembers

K

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Kollenborn, Mac A. 764 10/18/43 4 Crewmembers
Kursel, William J. 764 09/09/44 6-1 Crewmembers

L

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Lalewicz, Chester, J. 764 10/28/44 85 Crewmembers
Lightbody, Thomas B. 764 11/29/44 97R Crewmembers
Lively, Guy W. 764 12/31/44 18/99 Crewmembers
Longino, Ted E. 764 01/31/45 116 Crewmembers
Lucas, Mac L. 764 10-18-43 5 Crewmembers

M

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
McGoey, Wilber 764 04/03/45 8R Crewmembers
Miller, George H. 764 07/23/44 1-1 Photo
Mitchell, Grover P. 764 10/18/43 ? 12 Photo & Log

N

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Nahkunst, Edward A. 764 07/24/44 13-2 Photo

O

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Oliver, John G. L. 764 07/23/44 15-1 Photo - Needs gun pos.
Olson, Edgar B. 764 03/16/45 4/16-6 Crewmembers

P

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Parsonson, Earnest C. 764 10/08/44 14-3 Photo - Needs some gun pos.
Petty, Warren E. 764 01/06/45 1/6 Crewmembers
Powell, William M. 764 08/22/44 4-2 Photo

Q

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

R

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Rathfelder, Marvin W. 764 01/07/45 16-3 Photo - Needs replacement
Richardson, Thomas R. 764 05/07/45 ZI

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Rosenberg, Elliott D. 764 09/04/44 4887 Crewmembers
Ross, Roger S. 764 01/26/45 115R Crewmembers
Rutter, Sheldon M. 764 07/07/44 7/3 Crewmembers
Russell, Leroy G. 764 04/11/44 19-0 Photo
Ryder, George N., Jr. 764 10/18/43 17 Photo - Story

S

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Sargent, Marion C. 764 11/29/44 98R Crewmembers
Saur, Charles W. 764 10/07/44 17-2 3 Photos
Sayre, Robert M. 764 10/18/43 13 2 Photos - Both need waist pos. - Note
Schultz, Carl J. 764 08/31/44 3-1 Crewmembers
Skalomenos, Alcibiades 764 03/12/45 136 Crewmembers
Sklanski, Sol S. 764 07/23/44 9-1 2 Photos - Needs some gun pos.
Smith, Kenneth B. 764 11/29/44 3-2 Photo - Needs ID - Notes
Souther, Hubert W. 764 07/30/44 12-1 Crewmembers
Spehalski, Raymon E. 764 11/29/44 87R-2 Crewmembers
Spencer, James H. 764 07/27/44 5-1 Photo & feature
Steele, Kay B. 764 10/18/43 16 Photo - Needs ID
Stephens, Farrold F. 764 10/18/43 14 2 Photos - 1 Needs ID
Stevens, Clyde A. 764 10/18/43 1 2 Photos - Needs ID
Stevens, Roland H. 764 10/06/44 4-3 Crewmembers
Stitch, Wray M. 764 07/24/44 4983 Crewmembers

T

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Taylor, James G. 764 10/31/44   Notes
Tetzlaff, Ray M. 764 01/31/45 129 Photo composite
Tiffany, Donald E. 764 07/30/44 2-1 Photo - Needs ID
Toothman, Lawrence R. 764 03/23/45 13-3 Crewmembers
Trenner, Edgar M. 764 10/18/43 18 2 Photos
Turner, John L., Jr. 764 07/23/44 14-2 Crewmembers

U

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Underwood, John L. 764 07/23/44 7-1 Crewmembers

V

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Veiluva, Edward F. 764 10/18/43 7 Photo - Needs Crew Pos.
Vilesis, Paul P. 764 12/02/44   2 Photos

W

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Wallace, William C. 764 10/18/43 11 2 Photos - Needs ID
Wastman, Vernon L. 764 10/18/43 10 2 Photos
Weber, Ralph A. 764 10/11/44 19-1 Photo, notes
Weir, Robert A. 764 10/18/43 6 Photo - Needs ID
Wilson, John F. 764 10/18/43 15 2 Photos
Wyllie, Roy W., Jr. 764 06/09/44 11-1 2 Photos

X

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

Y

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Young, John A. 764 10/16/44 15R 2 Photos - Needs waist pos.

Z

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?