461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

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

 Anderson - #12/2  Arbuthnot - #39-1  Avery - #25  Baker - #22-1  Baran - #118  Barnes - #9/16  Beatty - #26-1  Bennett - #31  Blake - #7/26  Bloxom - #7/3-1  Brady - #24R  Brewster - #1/22  Bruning - #29R  Butler - #4/16-3  Caran - #3/3  Carr - #25  Chalmers - #23-1  Childrey - #36  Cooper - #4614  Crossman - #5993  Cunningham - #26R  Demmond - #4/16-2  Ford - #29  Frattone - #??  Fulks - #31  Garrison - #28  Githens - #21-1  Gray - #27-1  Green - #20-1  Grimm - #35  Hayes - #119  Heinze - #23-2  Holly - #4/16-1  Huber - #37  Hughes - #90R  Jenkins - #30-1  Johnson - #7/23  Kelleher - #28-1  Kelliher - #89R  King - #39-?  Kostka - #33  Louches - #9/2  Marshall - #7/24  McDonnell - #4/7  McMillen - #90R  Michaelis - #1/6  Miller - #37R  Mixson - #24  Mohan - #7/24 Moore #31-2  Moss - #27  Myllmaki - #34R  Nixon - #30  Norris - #20  Peterson - #26  Phillips - #38-0  Porch - #150  Presho - #25R  Reiland - #4/16-10  Robinson - #21-1  Sage - #32  Schweisberger - #7/271  Schwisow - #7/27  Simons - #6230  Skinner - #38-2  Smith - #6409  Specht - #22  St. John - #30-1  Stanko - #448  Staples - #??  Stegeman - #22-2  Summers - #7/25  Tallant - #21  Taylor - #23  Traetta - #12/2-1 Turvey - #(25)  Vladyka - #36R  Waggoner  Warren - #5007  Weems - #34  Welton - #27R  West - #38-1  Whalen - #39R  Wnukoski - #5/7-3  Wojkowiak - #25-2  Woodruff - #33R  Yancey - #24-

Whalen - #39R

Whalen crew #39R

Standing L-R: Whalen, Russell G. (P); Bonebrake Case A. (CP); Marchbank, Jack F. (B); Rosdal, Joseph (N)

Kneeling L-R: Crawford, Alvin G. (NG); Dillon, Robert E. (E); Mashon, Ross (RO); Leech, Malcolm L. Jr. (TG); Braesicke, Richard A. (TT) Veon, LeRoy L. (BG)

Assigned 10/11/44

Russ Whalen

from Stan Staples

Lt. Russell G. Whalen - Pilot.

My dad was Ross Mashon flying with Russell Whalen #39R.  When he died we received a letter from LeRoy Veon telling us of daddy saving his life.  Apparently Veon was in his turret when it was hit and  knocked out his oxygen.  He said that daddy took off his own oxygen mask and put it on Veon until more oxygen could be brought to him.  This was something about daddy that we had never known.  Made his three girls proud.  Sincerely,  Peggy Mashon Farmer

Ross 44

Thanks to Peggy Mashon Farmer

Ross Mashon in 1944

Ross 82

Thanks to Peggy Mashon Farmer

Ross Mashon in 1982

Ross discharge

Thanks to Peggy Mashon Farmer

Discharge Certificate for Ross Mashon