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B-24H (41-28711) "Little Sheppard" Crew 11- Mar 1944. Standing (L-R): S/Sgt. Raymond G. Giwojna - Tail Gunner; S/Sgt. Benjamin Z. Means - Waist Gunner, Second Armorer; S/Sgt. Norbert (Mike) Duginske - Waist Gunner, Second Engineer; S/Sgt. Gerald E. Carroll - Top Turret Gunner, First Engineer; S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer - Radio Operator; S/Sgt. Bill J. McCullah - Ball Turret Gunner, First Armorer. Kneeling (L-R): 2nd Lt. Alfred E. Cannon - Navigator; 2nd Lt. John J. Schneider - Co-Pilot; 2nd Lt. Paul R. Helander - Pilot; 2nd Lt. Henry M. Snyder - Bombardier.

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  • Alfred Cannon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Alfred E. Cannon was born 25 Feb 1919 in Queens, New York. In Apr 1943 he became the Navigator in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group at Gowen Field, Idaho. In Nov 1943 Crew 11 arrived at Seething England and from...

  • Gerald Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    S/Sgt. Gerald Carroll was born 24 Sep 1921 in Silver Bow, Montana. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps 08 Aug 1941. In Apr 1943 he became the Top Turret Gunner and First Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group...

  • Norbert Duginske

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Second Engineer
    S/Sgt. Norbert Mike Duginske was born in Merrill, Wisconsin 01 Jan 1920. He enlisted 11 Feb 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Apr 1943 he became the Waist Gunner and Second Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb...

  • Kenneth Dyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and ...

  • Raymond Giwojna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Third Engineer
    S/Sgt. Raymond G. Giwojna was born 11 Apr 1923. He enlisted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 30 Oct 1942. In Apr 1943 he became the Tail Gunner and Third Engineer in the initial formation of Crew 11, 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group at Gowen Field,...

  • Paul Helander

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Paul R. Helander was born in Chicago, Illinois in on 27 Jul 1919. He entered enlisted service in May 1941 in the US Army Medical Corp. He attended basic training at Camp Grant near Rockford, Illinois but soon after he was transferred to the US Army Air...

  • Bill McCullah

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner/First Armorer
    S/Sgt. Bill McCullah was born 03 Nov 1923 in Springfield, Missouri. He enlisted 23 Jan 1943 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He attended Basic Training in Miami, Florida, Gunnery School at Harlingen, Texas, and Armament School at Lowry Air Base and...

  • Benjamin Means

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner/Second Armorer
    S/Sgt. Benjamin Z. Means was born in Fordam, Pennsylvania 11 Feb 1924. He entered active service 05 Feb 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Basic Training in Miami, Florida, Gunnery School at Harlingen, Texas, and Armament School at Lowry Air...

  • John Schneider

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot
    John J. Schneider was born 15 Jan 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. He entered enlisted service 07 Mar 1941 in the US Army Infantry and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. He later was assigned to flying training (basic,...

  • Henry Snyder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Henry “Hank” N. Snyder was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on 07 May 1919. He entered enlisted service on 02 Oct 1941. He served for two years in the Signal Corp at Fort Mammouth, New Jersey and Luke Air Field, Arizona Telegraph Office. He was selected for...

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17 March 2021 06:32:14 dmccullo Created entry with caption
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Added Crew 11 with "Little Sheppard" (41-28711).

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