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Holy Smokes Crew
Front Row Pilot, Bernard Kellenyi, Co-pilot Frank Zerbe, Navigator Ed Magee, Bombardier Norman Roesenthal. Back Row Waist Gunner Tony Siano, Tail Gunner Clayton Christiansen, Engineer Loy Knowles, Waist Gunner Stanley Schum, Radio Oper. Clarence Harris, Ball Turret Harold Barry



  • Harold Barry

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Clayton Christiansen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Clayton Robert Christiansen went by the name Bob or his initials C.R. most of his life. He had 2 older ...

  • Clarence Harris

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Bernard Kellenyi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    After enlisting in the Army Air Corps in March 1943 and earning his degree in Architecture from Catholic University he was accepted at Flight School. Flight training was completed at bases in Florida, Ohio and Arkansas. He received orders to pilot a B...

  • Roy Knowles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer

  • Edward Magee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Flew 35 missions in B-17 from 6/44-12/44. Served from 7/8/42-1/23/45. DFC/ AM w/ 7 Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME w/ 5 battle stars/ PUC/ ETO w/ 5 battle stars

  • Norman Rosenthal

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Stanley Schum

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Anthony Siano

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Franklin Zerbe

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Franklin Zerbe was a Co-Pilot in the 388th Bomb Group/560th Bomb Squadron. He is in the front row, second from left on UPL 17149. He ended his miltary career in the Air Force with the rank of Colonel.


  • 43-37787 Holy Smokes

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 5/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG Snetterton 19/6/44; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/6/44; battle damaged Berlin 5 December 1944 with Kenneth O. Burkheimer. Force-landed in Knokke, Belgium. 9 RTD....


Date Contributor Update
04 August 2015 22:27:34 CKellenyi Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations

Kellenyi Family Photo