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Inscription on the back of the photo reads:

"Crew of B 24 Liberator Bomber in background."
Top Row
Lt. David J. Mahoney Jr. Bombardier, NJ
Lt. Arnold Sirk Navigator Chicago, Ill.
Lt. Vern Brown Co-Pilot Cal
Lt. John Hoffman Pilot N.Y.
Bottom Row
A/SGT E.B. Pickett Nose Gunner Colo
S/Sgt M.R. Pelczar Engineer Ohio
Sgt. Glen A Creasy Tail Gunner W. Virginia
Sgt. John J. Hines Top gunner Boston Mass
Sgt. William C. Kraft Radio Pa
S/Sgt Daniel. V. Matlock Ball Turret gunner Tex.

"Before leaving U.S. picture taken at Colo Springs Colo March 1944. shortly before crew landed after flying to Africa Apr 15 1944."

This photo was shared by Tom Ertle on findagrave.com with this note: "Lt. Arnold Sirk, who is in the crew photo to the right, was not on the plane when it crashed. He apparently was re-assigned after this photo was taken. He survived the war"

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  • Vern Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Glenn Creasey

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Hines

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Evaded (EVD)

  • John Hoffman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Kraft

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • David Mahoney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Daniel Matlock

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Matthew Pelczar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) AM/ PH

  • Eldon Pickett

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

Aircraft

  • 42-95153 Per Diem

    B-24 Liberator
    "Ship #42-94153/G seemed to have had a burst of flak in bomb-bay. When this happened ship made a spiral to right. After a few hundred I lost sight of this ship also as we were moving on and also the weather was hazy. From this ship I saw no cute [sic]...

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Photo share by Tom Ertle on findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 18:14:02 orthofox Created entry with caption
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Photo shared on findagrave.com by Tom Ertle.

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