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Pre-assignment signatures from Lt. Frank Calicura and crew ( Cal's Rascals), in preparation for ETO.



  • Eugene Allamano

    Military | Radio Operator; Mechanic
    January - May 1945

  • John Barnes

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    John Barnes was born January 31, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Leonard and Gertrude Barnes of Emporium, PA . He received his undergraduate and Ph.D from Penn State University. He served in WWII as the navigator of the “Spirit of Martinez with...

  • Earle Bogacki

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Earle Bogacki was born Sept. 14, 1. He was a graduate of South High School in Cleveland. Mr. Bogacki served in the Army Air Corps being assigned to a B-17 Bomber crew and eventually an assignment in Europe that last 31 missions over Germany. Earle was...

  • Robert Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Frank Calicura

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot
    Frank Calicura served as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group. ...

  • Robert Collins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Dale Ernest

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Marvin Markus

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Togglier
    Marvin was born on May 19, 1925 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. While in high school, he was active in FFA and was president of the Kingfisher County FFA from 1942-1943. After graduation, he volunteered into active duty in the U.S Army Air Corps and received...

  • Victor Probst

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • James Titus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner


  • 44-6830

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 23/11/44; Grenier 13/12/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-H] Podington 4/3/45; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with Bob Groen, Andt Banyas, Lucian Nowlin, Rat Amatangelo, Merle Smith, Gedson Landford, Chas Apodaca, Gene James (8 Returned to...



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