461st plaque

461st Bombardment Group (H)

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

 Aldredge - #67 Alkire  Arents - #64-1  Austin - 4/16-4  Ballinger - #4/16-7  Bogner - #9648  Bowyer - #79-0  Boyer - #77-1  Bush - #61  Cameron - #79-2  Capalbo  Card - #70-3  Clarke - #73R  Connor - #2/11  Crinkley - #6233  Crume - #62-1  Delana - #72-2  Diggs - #71  Fisher - #78  Frazier - #8/31  Galvan - #78-2  George - #61-2  Hailey - #79  Hamer - #5/7-4  Hansen - #12/12  Harrison - #81R  Heald - #71  Herbert - #70-2  Hettinger - #1/19  Horn - #66-1  Huchzermeier - #7831  Huggard - #75  Hutton - #4/16-5  Jones - #68R  Kane - #63-1  Krahn - #77  Kuestersteffen - #83-?  Lang - #12/2  Langley - #82-  Luebke - #7/27  Maroney - #73  McGinnis - #109  Mertz - #65R  Miller - #74R  Millikin - #72-1  Moore - #4276  Morgan - #78  Muller - #77-0  Nelson - #76  Newton - #7/23  Olson - #7/27-2  Phillips - #76R  Podwolsky - #63-2  Rawchuck - #69-1  Riley - #68  Rosecrans - #7/271  Roswurm - #70-1  Rush - #75-1  Ryan - #71R  Schultz - #73  Silvis - #4/8  Steinberg - #2/7  Stockton - #71-1  Strong - #64  Swinehart - #61-1  Torres - #65  Trohman - #74  Trommershausser  Vogel - #12/2-1  Walsh - #76-1  Walters - #63  Warren - #69  Wiley - #12/17  Willing - #61-  Woodard - #60  Wright - #72  Yauger - #78-3  Zumsteg - #62

Boyer - #77-1

Boyer crew #77-1 

Standing L-R: Olshin, Robert G. (NG); Taube, Melvin P. (RO); Giacapuzzi, Peter F. (WG); Canzano, Anthony P. (BG); Fitzhugh, Ovie D. (E); Lancelot, John E. (TT)

Kneeling L-R: Boyer, Clyde L. (P); Keilman, John P. (CP); Lebsack, Jacob R. (B); Smith, Albert E. (N)

Albert E. Smith of Hemet passed away on September 22, 2014 after a battle with Alzheimer's.  He was born in Cottage Grove, OR in 1923.  In 1942, Al was drafted into the Aymy Air Corps and became a B-24 navigator.  He flew 54 combat missions over Italy, Austria, Germany, and the Balkans, earning five air medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Following World War II, he served in the Air Force Reserve and retired in 1968 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Al graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Business Management in 1949 and was the Business Manager at Oregon Technical Institute for 10 years.  He and his wife moved to Hemet in 1983 where he joined the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister.  He was a like member of the BPOE and honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus.