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Crew #455 - Burton M. Bush Crew
466th BG - 784th BS - 8th AF
This group had previously flown nine missions with the 458th BG, and approximately 18 missions with the 93rd BG. They flew four missions with the 466th BG
Standing far left: Burton M. Bush (P)
Middle row 2nd from left:
Crew Roster (Not in order in the photo): Burton M. Bush (P), Millard P. Schaaf (CP), John McSweeney (N), Robert E. Clark (B), Beecher Bell (RO), John D. Dye (NTG), Benjamin T. Clements (FE), John P. Sixkiller (TTG), Chester Sinicki (BTG), Austin L. Seals (TG)
Schaaf, McSweeney, Clark and Sinicki had all be replaced before transferring to the 466th BG.



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    458th Bomb Group

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  • Beecher Bell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Burton Bush

    Military | Captain | Pilot/Lead Pilot

  • Robert Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Benjamin Clements

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer

  • John Dye

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner

  • John McSweeney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Bruyeres on 6/23/44 in B-24 #42-50338, Evaded (EVD).

  • Austin Seals

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Chester Sinicki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner

  • John Sixkiller

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2020 16:13:04 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations