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

767th Squadron Crews

At the 1999 reunion it was proposed that we attempt to locate, duplicate, and archive all the crew photos from the 461st Bomb Group.  The project is rolling along nicely now, but there are a lot of photos without identifying captions, so if you can supply information please E-mail me.  Read more about this effort. We are working on a way to include the ground personnel in a similar project, so please sound off on your ideas for that.

The archive now swells with pictures of over 135 crews.  Still, we are less than half-way to our goal of archiving the photos of the 300+ crews that served with the 461st Bomb Group during WWII.  92 of the photos were already in the Archive, and many have been contributed since the request went into the December 1999 Liberaider.

If we do not yet have your crew picture posted in this section we hope it will further encourage you to send one in.  We also encourage you to write a crew history to accompany your picture.  We have restructured the crew index to make it easier to follow, and to allow you to see both what we have and what we are missing.

Thank you for the enthusiastic response to this project, and we beg your patience as we catch up on the backlog of work.

Send a duplicate (not a Xerox) of your crew photo - with identifying captions - to:

461st Bomb Group Crew Photo Project

Attn: Hughes Glantzberg

P.O. Box 926

Gunnison, CO  81230

Include a Self Addressed Stamped Photo Mailer if you wish to have your photo returned.  We would, naturally, like to have a hardcopy on file for the archive, but we will cheerfully return any photo you would like to have back.

You can also E-Mail a scanned photo to this address : Webmaster
E-Mail for instructions, and to find out how large the image should be.

When submitting crew photos to the archive, please try to include the following information:

Any Crew Numbers You Remember Being Used: In some cases there may be more than one.

Specific Crew Positions: Because MOS numbers do not indicate gunner positions, please be as specific as noting even RIGHT and LEFT Waist when possible.

Nicknames: In most cases, we can pull full names and spelling from the database, so let us know what nicknames were earned within your crew.

Crew Training Information: Please supply us with your Training Crew Number and the Stateside base at which your crew was assembled.

Crew History Or Anecdotes: Give us the story of your crew and how you worked together in the air and on the ground.

Individual Aircraft With Which Your Crew Was Associated: After the loss of the original batch of H-Models, aircraft were not as closely associated with particular crews. However, if your crew became quite familiar with an individual ship let's get that into the record.


Many of the crew photos posted do not yet have their captions added. Being a 4 finger typist (working on 5!), I wouldn't object one bit to having you drop a caption into an E-Mail so I could just copy and paste the text into place. Remember to put a crew position with each name if possible, and if you can be specific about the side each waist gunner manned, it will aid us greatly.

Crews Alphabetically By Pilot Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

The notation 'ZI' in the crew number slot indicates that a crew was assigned only for processing to the US at the end of the war.


A

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Aldredge, Ausbon E. 767 10/18/43 67 2 Photos - Needs ID
Alkire, Robert W. 767   66 Photo - Needs ID
Arents, Bertrand J. 767 08/18/44 64-1 Crewmembers
Austin, William F. 767 03/16/45 4/16-4 Crewmembers

B

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Ballinger, Joseph A. 767 03/16/45 4/16-7 Crewmembers
Bogner, Robert P. 767 12/31/44 9648 Photo - Notes
Bowyer, Edwin W. 767 04/11/44 79 Photo
Boyer, Clyde L. 767 10/11/44 77-1 Photo - Needs waist Pos.
Bush, Kelton G. 767 10/18/43 61 Photo - Needs ID

C

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Cameron, Donald 767 12/20/44 79-2 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Capalbo, Frederick B. 767 11/29/44 62- Notes
Card, Keith B. 767 2/12/45 70-3 Photo
Clark, Walter M., Jr. 767 12/02/44 73R Crewmembers
Connor, Cleone C., Jr. 767 02/11/45 2/11 Crewmembers
Crinkley, Robert A. 767 10/17/44 6233 7 Photos - Needs information
Crume, Lyle, L. 767 06/09/44 62-1 Photo - Needs waist pos.

D

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Delana, Edward K. 767 12/02/44 72-2 Crewmembers
Diggs, William E. 767 ??/??/?? 71 Crewmembers

E

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

F

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Fisher, Robert H. 767 10/18/43 78 Photo - Needs ID
Frazier, Earnest R. 767 08/31/44 8/31 Photo

G

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Galvan, Robert A. 767 10/11/44 78-2 Photo - Needs waist pos. - Notes
George, Edward K. 767 07/26/44 61-2 Crewmembers

H

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Hailey, Max M. 767 10/11/44 79? Notes
Hamer, Philip T. 767 02/07/45 5/7-4 Crewmembers
Hansen, Robert C. 767 12/12/44 12/12 Crewmembers
Harrison, Robert E. 767 10/31/44 81R Photo - Needs some crew pos.
Heald, Robert L. 767 10/18/43 71 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Herbert, Donald J. 767 08/18/44 70-2 Photo - Needs some ID - Notes
Hettinger, William P., Jr. 767 01/19/45 1/19 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Horn, Truman L., Jr. 767 07/30/44 66-1 Photos
Huchzermeier, Harlow R. 767 01/07/45 7831 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Huggard, Harry G. 767 10/18/43 75 Photo - Needs ID
Hutton, John P. 767 03/17/45 4/16-5 Crewmembers

I

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

J

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Jesneck, Howard F. 767 05/07/45 ZI

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Jones, Captain E., Jr. 767 07/03/44 68R Crewmembers

K

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Kane, John J. 767 07/03/44 63-1 Crewmembers
Krahn, Charles F. 767 10/02/44 77 Crewmembers
Kuestersteffen, Joseph C. 767 11/29/44 83-? Photo - Needs crew pos.

L

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Lang, Charles V., Jr. 767 12/04/44 128 Photos - Needs ID
Langley, Doyle R. 767 11/29/44 82- Crewmembers
Luebke, Robert J. 767 07/18/44 7/18 Photo, notes - Needs waist pos.

M

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Maroney, Gerald J. 767 10/18/43 73 Photo - Needs ID
Mattson, John J. 767 05/05/45 ZI

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McGinnis, Charles D. 767 12/31/44 109 Crewmembers
McLeod, Irving M. 767 05/07/45 ZI

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Mertz, Martin G. 767 03/03/45 65R Photo
Miller, Warren 767 09/22/44 74R Crewmembers
Millikin, Paul H. 767 07/23/44 72-1 Crewmembers
Moore, Thomas C. 767 07/23/44 4276 Crewmembers
Morgan, Merlon G., Sr. 767 04/11/44 78 Crewmembers
Muller, Otto 767 04/11/44 77-0 Photo - Needs ID

N

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Nelson, George R. 767 10/18/43 76 2 Photos - needs some ID
Newton, Ralph E. 767 07/23/44 7-23 Photo - Needs ID

O

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Olson, Rolland T. 767 07/27/44 7/27-2 Crewmembers

P

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Phillips, Guyon L. 767 03/03/45 76R Photo - Needs waist pos.
Podwolsky, George R. 767 07/27/44 63-2 Crewmembers

Q

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

R

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Raab, Doid K. 767 05/07/45 ZI

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Ramaley, Steven W. 767 05/09/45 ZI

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Rawchuck, Nicholas 767 08/23/44 69-1 Photos - Needs ID
Riley, Francis J. 767 10/18/43 68 Photo - Needs waist pos.
Rosencrans, Gordon W., Jr. 767 07/27/44 7/271 Crewmembers
Roswurm, Robert U. 767 07/27/44 70-1 Photo - Needs crew pos.
Rush, Martin A., Jr. 767 08/23/44 75-1 Crewmembers
Ryan, Donald L. 767 01/06/45 71R Crewmembers

S

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Schultz, James H. 767 11/29/44 73 Photo
Silvis, Daniel J., Jr. 767 03/16/45 4/8 Crewmembers
Steinberg, Dave S. 767 02/07/45 2/7 Crewmembers
Stockton, Floyd C. 767 07/23/44 71-1 Photo - Needs Crew Pos.
Strong, Harold B., Jr. 767 10/18/43 64 2 Photos
Swinehart, Robert G. 767 06/02/44 61-1 Photo

T

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Torres, Matias M. 767 10/18/43 65 Photo, notes
Trohman, Aaron 767 10/18/43 74 4 Photos - Needs ID
Trommershausser, John 767 09/09/44 9/9 Photo - Needs ID

U

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

V

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Vogel, William E. 767 12/02/44 12/2-1 Photo - Needs Waist Pos.

W

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Walsh, Harry L. 767 08/23/44 76-1 Crewmembers
Walters, Robert W. 767 10/18/43 63 2 Photos - Needs ID - Note
Warren, Ralph E. 767 10/18/43 69 2 Photos - Needs ID
Wiley, Thomas R. 767 12/19/44 12/17 Crewmembers
Willing, Thomas P. 767 11/29/44 61- Crewmembers
Woodard, Floyd W. 767 10/18/43 60 Photo - Needs Waist Pos.
Wright, William G. 767 10/18/43 72 2 Photos - Needs ID

X

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?

Y

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Yauger, Robert L. 767 12/20/44 78-3 Crewmembers

Z

Pilot Name Sq. Date Assigned Crew Number Photo in Archive?
Zumsteg, William H. 767 10/18/43 62 Photo - Needs ID