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

Smith - #3-2

MACR #10683

Smith crew #3-2 

Standing L-R: Morin, Roland (BTG); Granger, Urban (TT); Foss, Chas. (RO/LWG); Hymbaugh, Homer (E/TTG); Burkhardt, Edwin (NTG); Trumpy, Bob (TTG)

Kneeling L-R: Edmiston, Harry (B); Smith, Kenneth (P); Chojnowski, Edward (CP); Hokr, Frank (N)

The following information is from Tom Noel:

Recently my wife, Carleen, has become intensely interested in the history of her Uncle, Roland W. Morin.  He was a gunner in crew 3-2 of 764th Squadron in the aircraft TENMENBAK that was downed over Slovakia on 17 December 1944.  He was severely injured and the only man unable to exit the aircraft.

To this day a memorial to Roland is maintained in Slovakia nearby to the site of the crash.

While surfing thru the archives of the 461st I came across the crew photo that is identical to one we possess.  The photo indicated that crewmember identification was needed.  I am attaching a copy of the same photo with the crew identities.  The photo is dated August 1944 Tucson, AZ

Roland’s only son is still alive and lives nearby me here in Rhode Island.  I am sending this because Roland, Jr. does not have a computer.

Chester Rudel Escape Statement

Edwin Burkhardt Escape Statement