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First "Hare Power" crew
Back Left: Lt Robert G Bennett-Pilot, Jim Wyker-Co-pilot, Art Bailey-Navigator, Roland Weirbank-Bombadier, Chester Desky (sp?) -Flight Engineer
Front row are unidentified enlisted men



  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...


  • Robert Bennett

    Military | First Lieutenant

  • Chester Daszkiewicz

    Military | Flight Engineer
    Served as flight engineer on Bennett crew on Hare Power

  • James Weicker

    Military | Pilot
    Flew on AC HARE power His letter home of July 30 1944 outlined the procedure on the day of a mission. from being woken at 1 am. to be told briefing will be at 4 am. Between those hours breakfast, gathering equipment etc. etc.

  • Roland Weirback

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier



Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 16:37:23 Morgan Bailey Changes to caption

Correction to show men in photo were from first crew, not the final one that was shot down.

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 16:32:30 Morgan Bailey Changes to caption

Oral history from Robert Gordon Bennett, pilot pictured in photo

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 23:41:29 Timothy McKeown Created entry with caption and unit associations