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B-24H 41-28711 'Little Sheppard'

Standing (L-R):
Sgt Raymond G. Ginojna, Sgt Benjamin Z. Means - Waist Gunner, Sgt Norbert F. Duginski, Sgt Gerald E. Carroll, Sgt Walter D Garland, Sgt Bill J. McCullah.
Kneeling (L-R):
2nd Lt Alfred E. Cannon - Navigator, 2nd Lt John J. Schneider - Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Paul R. Helander - Pilot, 2nd Lt Henry M. Snyder - Bombardier.



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  • 41-28711 'Little Sheppard'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany....


Date Contributor Update
21 June 2019 15:27:09 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Updated to reflect Sgt Walter Garland inclusion in photo. - Garland family

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2019 14:02:47 GTGarland Changes to person associations

Walter who I and other family members recognize is next to last in the top (standing) row, caption only labels him as Sgt. George Garland

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 15:04:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations