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

Sayre - #13

Sayre crew#13 

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

Kneeling L-R: Sharp, Paul J. (E/TT); Yuhasz, Louis J. (NG); Kohn, Robert E. (RO); Steier, Mathew J. (WG); Mendonsa, Albert M. (BG); Best, George S. (TG)

Sayre crew #13 

Standing L-R: G. S. Best (TG); W. S. Mocha (B); Sayre, Robert M. (P); Kucera, Joseph T. (N); Burnette, Floyd W. (CP)

Kneeling L-R: Ferguson, J. O. (E/TT); Priest, Thomas B. 'Tommie' (NG); Sharp, Paul J. (WG); Kohn, Robert E. (RO); Mendonsa, Albert M. (BG).

Not shown are James Hardee (750) Crew Chief, and Thomas Priest, Gunner and Ground Crew.

The following is from George Best, tail gunner on the Chippiedall:

The bottom photo was taken in California before the crew went overseas, about December 16, 1943.  This was the original crew for the aircraft.

After the crew arrived overseas, Tommie Priest only flew one mission with the aircraft.  Tommie was grounded by the doctors after he got airsick. He was replaced by Louis Yuhasz.

The top photo was taken at Torretta Field after the Chippiedall was credited with shooting down 2 aircraft, a FW-190 by tail gunner G. S. Best and a ME-109 by top gunner Paul Sharp.

James Ferguson

Courtesy of Jim Ferguson

S/Sgt. James O. Ferguson (E/TT) original crew member.