UPL 36979


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Crew of the 739th Bomb squadron of the 454th Bombardment Group. Back row from left: Robert Darcy, pilot; Vincent Martino, bombardier; James Maclean, navigator; John Carpenter Jr, copilot Front row from left: Ellis Sanderson, waist gunner; William Calhoun, tail gunner; Howard Glenn Crissman, tail gunner; Wilbur Mashburn, engineer; Charles Carnathan, radio; Robert Morrow, nose gunner


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78458) of the 454th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 454th Bomb Group 739th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34855451
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail gunner


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From article in Elks magazine, Nov 2005 "American Heroes: Brave Men in B-24s", and certified by my Dad, HG Crissman