Crew 16, Squadron 712, 448th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force.
Top Row: Naseeb Tweel, Earle P. Durley, Lester Bise
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The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bale out. RTD.
Military | Sergeant
Original Crew#17 (Pilot- Robert K Winn) - A/C 42-52145
2nd Crew# 18 (Pilot- Alan J Teague)
3rd Crew# 16 (Pilot- Earle P Durley Jr)
Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Top Turret Gunner
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hit by flak 25-Apr-44. Landed in Switzerland. 9 x Interned. MACR 4300.
Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.