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The "Spirit of Martinez" crew. Summer 1945.

Connections

People

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 44-6838 Spirit of Martinez, Cal's Rascals

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

Locations

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

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Date Contributor Update
24 November 2021 05:26:59 spiritofmartinez45 Created entry with collection, caption, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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