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-

Stanko Photos

The following pictures were taken by Robert Migatz while stationed at Torretta Field, Cerignola, Italy.  The pictures are of his crewmates.  Click on the image you want to view.  The image will open in a new window - close that window to return here.


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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)
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Irwin Purisch (Engineer/Gunner)
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Crew cleaning guns after mission – John Stucklak, Jr. (Gunner) in middle

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Irving F.Galle (Gunner)(L) and Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)(R)
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Irving F.Galle (Gunner)(L) and Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)(R)
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)(R) and Irwin Purisch (Gunner)(L)
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John J. Stanko (Pilot)(L) and Lawrence F. Powers (Navigator)(R)
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)(L) and John J. Stanko (Pilot)(R)
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)(L) and John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)(R)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)(L) and Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)(R)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)(L) and John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)(R)
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Back L-R: Irving F.Galle (G) and John Stuchlak, Jr. (G); Middle L-R: Kenneth A. Thiel (G), John J. Stanko (P) and ?; Front - Lawrence F. Powers (N)
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John J. Stanko (Pilot) in his seat
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Edward Kozak (Co-Pilot) in his co-pilot seat
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Maurice E. Shumway (Gunner)
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Maurice E. Shumway (Gunner)
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Maurice E. Shumway (Gunner)
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Maurice E. Shumway (Gunner)
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Irwin Purisch (Engineer/Gunner) taking a bath in helmet liner
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Irwin Purisch (Engineer/Gunner)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner) in Foggia
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner) in Canadian hat – must have been Gander, Newfoundland
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner) in front of tent named Latrine
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner) in flight jacket and shorts
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Robert M. Migatz (Radio Operator/Gunner)
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner)
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner) in class As
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner) in class As
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner) in Foggia by statue
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)
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Radio Operator's area in B-24
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John J. Stanko (Pilot) suiting up
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John Stuchlak, Jr. (Gunner) pinning wings on Irwin Purisch (Engineer/Gunner)
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Back L-R: Irving F.Galle (G), Lawrence F. Powers (N) and John J. Stanko (P); Front: Kenneth A. Thiel (G)
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Our dog
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VE Day celebration
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Irwin Purisch (Engineer/Gunner)
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Kenneth A. Thiel (Gunner)