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305th Bomb Group crew in front of B-17 #41-24564 'Patches', 5 June 1943.
Back row, left to right: ?, ?, 1/Lt Bertram H Kaplan, ?, ?, ?
Front row, left to right: ?, ?, ?, 1/Lt Stanley M Van Dyke with mascot teddy bear, Capt Cunningham



  • Don Cunningham

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Don Cunningham flew 25 missions on B-17s with the 305th Bomb Group.

  • Bertram Kaplan


  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Stanley Van Dyke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Missing in action on a mission to Bremen


  • 41-24564 PATCHES

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-W] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Doug Mutschler, Co-pilot: Ed Carter, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carlton Boberg (3 Killed in Action), Navigator: Bill Bagwell...


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2018 10:26:58 Lucy May Changes to caption and person associations

Crew members identified by user 'patootie' on Fold3:

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2017 03:49:36 charlieb Created entry with caption