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B-24 Liberator #42-40738 'The Oklahoman' and crew.
Standing (L-R)
S/Sgt George Triantafillos - Tail Gunner, S/Sgt George B Farrell - Radio Op, T/Sgt C Lowell Vick - Flight Eng/Top Turret, S/Sgt Wiley C Windham - Right Waist Gunner
Kneeling (L-R) S/Sgt Bernard H Shelley - Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt William L Wilhelm - Left Waist Gunner.



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Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 10:31:36 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 17:42:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations