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A bomber crew of the 455th Bomb Group, with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-99771) nicknamed "Rusty Dusty"

Back Row (L-R)
John Kaminsky - 1st Lt
Edwin C Kieslbach - 1st Lt
Joseph Spier - 2nd Lt
Richard T McCauley - 1st Lt

Front Row (L-R)
Patrick J Schiavo - T/Sgt
Donald T Russell - S/Sgt
Edward Ambrosini - T/Sgt
Bruce W Tuthill - S/Sgt
William M Hill - Cpt



  • 742nd Bomb Squadron
  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...


  • Patrick Schiavo

    Military | Master Sergeant | Aerial Engineer/Gunner
    Post war: Discharged Jul-45. Re-enlisted Nov-45 Discharged Jun-61.


Date Contributor Update
28 April 2021 14:42:22 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

US Official Photo from B-24 Best Web. Shared with the AAM by Michael Schiavo, son of Patrick Schiavo