Cooper - #4614
Standing L - R: Jan Wroclawski (TTG); John Toney (NTG); J. Hazel (TTG); Wallace McLemore (BTG); Charles Priest (E); Spaulding Tukey (RO)
Kneeling L - R: Vincent Ecklund (CP); Leo Cooper (P); Russell Landry (N); Winstead (N)
Courtesy of Tulsa Air And Space Museum
Charles Priest, Wallace McLemore and John Toney
Courtesy of Vicki Wroclawski
My name is Gerald Landry, and I'm a cousin to Lt. Russell C. Landry who was the Navigator aboard "The Tulsamerican".
I had a note from Tim asking about names for the crew photo I sent in some time back, so I'm going to give it a shot.
I do have other photo's of "The Tulsamerican" that were given to me by William Donald. He and his crew flew "The Tulsamerican" to Italy in August 1944. My cousin's crew left for Italy in July 1944. The crew shot with the B-24 in the background may have been the aircraft they flew to Italy from Topeka, Kansas.
I also have another picture of the crew in their class "A" uniforms. This photo was taken in April 1944 during crew training.
I'm comparing both photographs with the names that I have, so hope I get it correct.
I hope if I don't have these 100% correct that someone will correct my error.
Please let me know what you have that I've sent before, and I will try to put as much together for you as I can. I do not have all the information I would like as yet, but I'm still digging.
I have not been able to find how many and where the missions were to for my cousin. Any idea's where I might find that info? I've seen his name listed for four missions in the 461st history info I have, but have been unable to find any other records on him through the regular channels.
Thank you for your time and efforts with the keeping the history of you fellows alive.