UPL 23709

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This picture was taken at Ardmore Airforce Base Oklahoma 1944 before beginning posted to England. It contains eight members of the crew of B17 43-38568 of the 860th sqdn, which ditched in the River Deben 20th Feb 1945. Top Row Left to Right: 1st Lt Frederick Stindt (survived); 2nd Lt Irwin Roth (KIA); Lt George M Lacey ( transferred to 862 Sqdn pre 20/2/45); 2nd Lt Axel Johnson (KIA); Bottom Row Left to Right T Sgt K Mansour( reassigned pre 20/2/45); T Sgt W Deutsch (KIA); S Sgt P Hatalsky (KIA); S Sgt A Baraniak (KIA); S Sgt J Haynes (survived); S Sgt L Deniston (KIA) The later crew members (KIA) were Sgt Francis Godfrey and Sgt Norman Reck.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36897484
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36784457
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37566186
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16042097
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 860th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39402660
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Davey II
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 861st Bomb Squadron 863rd Bomb Squadron

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