FRE 5875

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A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Standing left to right: Kirkpatrick, Henry J Stravato, Raymond Haule and "Sack". Kneeling in front: Rudolph Koncelik and Eugene Blue. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'

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Units

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-3062634
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33693817
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32797455
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
A bomber crew of the 96th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, January 1945. Image via Eugene Blue, 96th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Jan 1945. Kirkpatrick (grnd crew), Hank Strauato (Co-pilot), Ray Howel (radio), "Sack", Koncelik (Engineer) + Blue.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-926699
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Connections made based on information in the caption.

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:29:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection